Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Fissure Creek, tributary to Ferguson Creek, NE of Trout Lake, BC
Summary: 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed
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Snowboarder killed in avalanche
Friday, January 14, 2005
NAKUSP, B.C. -- A Revelstoke man has died after being buried in an avalanche while snowboarding in the Trout Lake area near Nakusp.
RCMP say the 33-year-old victim was with a group of eight to 10 people snowmobiling and boarding about 80 kilometres south of Revelstoke.
Nakusp and Revelstoke Mounties are investigating the death, along with a coroner from Nelson.
Police say a heli-skiing helicopter responded with a guide and two doctors shortly after the avalanche.
The man was transported to Revelstoke's Queen Victoria Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
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