Avalanche claims life

Surveyor killed at a location northwest of Stewart, BC

  • Oct. 24, 2012 11:00 a.m.

On October 23, 2012, at approximately 3:50 pm, Stewart RCMP received a report that a male had been killed in avalanche while working as a surveyor at a Minerals Camp near Sulphurets Creek, an isolated location 50 kms North of Stewart, BC.

Police were advised that 2 employees were taking GPS coordinates on a steep slope when both surveyors were swept away by an avalanche.

One male was able to get free of the avalanche and was not injured. Avalanche Technicians and search crews from a neighboring mine assisted in the search and located the 50 year old deceased male who had been carried by the avalanche and swept off a 300 meter cliff.

RCMP confirm that foul play is not suspected and therefore the investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroners Services.