03/20/2013 04:20 EDT | Updated 05/19/2013 05:12 EDT

Mark Taylor Dead: Alberta Rescuers Recover Body In Crevasse Of Missing Abbotsford, B.C. skier


LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Parks Canada confirms that a body has been recovered from a crevasse in Yoho National Park near Lake Louise, Alta.

Mark Taylor of Abbotsford, B.C. fell into the crevasse seven days ago after becoming separated from two fellow skiers during bad weather.

The same poor weather delayed a rescue operation for days.

Rescuers had reached the edge of the crevasse but couldn't search it before blizzard conditions forced a retreat.

Rescue crews had to shovel through several metres of snow to reach the body.

Abbotsford mayor Bruce Banman said Taylor was the general manager of the Parks, Recreation and Culture department in the Fraser Valley city. (CKNW)

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