03/03/2015 06:04 EST | Updated 05/03/2015 05:59 EDT

Robert Bradley Fuller ID'ed as Kimberley skier who died in avalanche

The B.C. Coroners Service has identified Robert Bradley Fuller as the backcountry skier who died after an avalanche near Kimberley on Saturday. 

in a press release, the coroners service said the 50-year-old man was part of a skiing party that was going over a snow cornice when a weak spot gave away. 

Witnesses say Fuller fell to his death down the mountainside, according to the release. He was found by his fellow skiers, and his body was later recovered by search and rescue teams on a helicopter.

The coroners service is continuing its investigation of his death.