Missing Alberta snowmobiler found dead near Revelstoke

By KISS News Staff
December 11, 2015 - 1:55pm

REVELSTOKE — RCMP have confirmed a body located in rugged terrain in the Boulder Mountain area yesterday ( Thursday) afternoon is that of Travis Brown.

The 42-year old snowmobiler from Drayton, Valley, Alberta failed to return to a parking lot where he had left his pickup truck.

Sledders found his body yesterday afternoon according to RCMP Corporal Thomas Blakeney..

"A set of circumstances led to a person from Cold Lake, Alberta and another from Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan finding him.  They actually got one of their sleds stuck and while they were unburying their sled they noticed a partial snowmobile handle buried in the snow with a helmet on it."

Brown's body was located and dug out after that.

Blakeney says police don't know exactly what led to Brown's death

"We can only just speculate what happened. We don't know if the sled was rolled, we don't know the terrain, with respect to it possibly being an avalanche. We don't know the circumstances. All that stuff is still being investigated."

Blakeney says Brown was adequately prepared and equipped.

"He had adequate equipment, beacon, a shovel, backpack, water. He was travelling with some people and we can't say, but obviously he must have made a wrong turn or something along that line."

Over 300 sledders from the Revelstoke Snowmobile club mounted a search for Brown after Boulder Mountain was re-opened when search efforts were called off Wednesday.

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