Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: Frank W. Baumann
Place: Renshaw mountain area near McBride
Summary: 1 snowmobiler caught buried and killed
Edmonton Snowmobiler Dies In B.C.
Twenty-One-Year-Old Swept Away By Snow Slide
McBRIDE, B.C., 12:48 p.m. EST March
23, 2001 -- An Edmonton man is dead after
being buried alive in an avalanche
It happened in British
Columbia, just west of the
Alberta border near the
town of McBride. RCMP
say the 21-year-old was
snowmobiling with a large
group in the Renshaw
mountain area when he
was swept away by the
By the time search and rescue crews arrived by helicopter,
the victim had been uncovered by other snowmobilers and
they had started performing CPR.
The victim was then air lifted off the mountain.
Justin Robert Leigh died before making it to hospital. An
autopsy will be performed in Prince George later this week.