NEWS
12/22/2013 10:14 EST | Updated 02/21/2014 05:59 EST

Shane Schroeder identified as B.C. avalanche victim

Friends have identified the man killed in an avalanche in B.C. on Friday as Shane Schroeder, 29.

"[I'm] just comforted by the fact that he did go out doing what he loved," said friend Austen Tanney from Golden, B.C.

"He's already been on the hill 30 days this year, that's more than just about anybody, and he's got tons of experience. That's his favourite run he's ridden 400 or 500 times in his life. It's just a freak accident."

Schroeder, who had about 10 years of snowboarding experience, was out with a friend when the avalanche hit. His friend was able to escape and find help. 

In a press release issued Saturday, police said they received a report from Kicking Horse Mountain Resort around 2:30 p.m. MT Friday of an out-of-bounds avalanche.

One male was reported missing by a fellow snowboarder and Golden Search and Rescue Crews responded.

Schroeder had been working as an electrician in Edmonton. 

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