Snowmobiler killed in avalanche near Valemount, B.C.

By The Canadian Press
December 31, 2016 - 12:26pm Updated: December 31, 2016 - 1:10pm

VALEMOUNT, B.C. — Police say a snowmobiler has died after he was caught in an avalanche near Valemount, B.C.

RCMP say they were called about the slide near the boundary between B.C. and Alberta Friday afternoon.

Officers were told a male on a snowmobile had been caught in the avalanche and died.

Police say search and rescue teams were sent out, but determined the scene was too unstable and that recovery efforts would have to wait until the area was safe.

The man’s identity has not been released.

RCMP say an investigation into the death is ongoing.

Search for missing snowshoers on Vancouver’s North Shore called off after 5 days