Popular daredevil snowmobiler ‘Krazy Canadian’ killed in B.C. avalanche

By The Canadian Press
March 16, 2016 - 4:10pm

VANCOUVER — A man considered an icon of extreme snowmobiling in British Columbia has been killed in an avalanche.

The coroners service says 45-year-old Daniel Davidoff was found dead Monday in mountains near his hometown of Castlegar, in south-central B.C.

Regional coroner Larry Marzinzik says Davidoff was reported missing after failing to return from a planned solo snowmobiling trip.

He says a search team found the man’s body on Tuesday morning near College Creek Forestry Rd., and determined he had been struck by a snowslide.

Many people have posted online tributes to Davidoff, who was dubbed the “Krazy Canadian” for his appearances in numerous snowmobiling films showing his enthusiastic participation in the backcountry sport.

A 2011 article about Davidoff in Snowest magazine says his “ridiculous hillclimbs” and countless first ascents earned him a reputation as one of the top backcountry hillclimbers.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are continuing to investigate.

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