BRITISH COLUMBIA

Calgary man, Chinese woman identified as victims of separate outdoor accidents

04/03/2013 07:32 EDT | Updated 06/03/2013 05:12 EDT
VANCOUVER - The B.C. Coroners Service has identified an Alberta man and a Chinese woman as the victims of separate accidents in the mountains last month.

Fifty-two-year-old Leonard Kevin Pare of Calgary died while snowmobiling near Golden on March 29.

He was travelling with a family member when he accidentally drove his machine off the edge of a snow cornice, landing on rocks about eight metres below.

A separate incident on Blackcomb Mountain on March 27 took the life of 23-year-old Wan Xin Jin, a university student visiting from China.

The coroners service says she was snowboarding with other students when she disappeared.

Search teams found her body the next morning in a creek in an out-of-bounds area near Blackcomb.