Friends have set up a fundraising page for the young son of a B.C. man who was killed in an avalanche near Whistler over the weekend.
Corey Lynam, 33, had been skiing with a group of 14 people on Saturday afternoon in the Callaghan Valley when the slide hit.
RCMP and Whistler Search and Rescue sent crews to the remote location which could only be accessed by helicopter and snowmobile. Lynam's body was recovered about four hours after police received reports of the avalanche, said RCMP Sgt. Annie Linteau.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Corey Lynam's family. (Photo: Facebook)
"Corey will always be a shining example of a great father, husband, and friend. He was a truly remarkable person who inspired all those around him," read a tribute to Lynam on GoFundMe.
"He was a passionate and talented skier and kiteboarder. He loved adventure and lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him."
The GoFundMe page is raising money as a legacy for Lynam's son, Iver, "his pride and joy." Lynam, an engineer with a Vancouver-based company, also leaves behind his wife.
'Just wind-loaded enough'
Conditions were not unusual considering recent snowfall in the province this week, senior avalanche forecaster Grant Helgeson with Avalanche Canada told CBC News.
"But it was just wind-loaded enough and steep enough that it ended up causing a very serious accident," he told the outlet.
Linteau said no one else in Lynam's group suffered serious injuries.
With a file from The Canadian Press