12/23/2015 13:17 EST | Updated 12/23/2016 00:12 EST

15-year-old male snowboarder found dead on B.C.'s Mount Washington

MOUNT WASHINGTON, B.C. — A 15-year-old boy who was snowboarding on Mount Washington has been found dead.

Search crews were called to the Vancouver Island mountain Tuesday when the teen failed to meet his party as planned.

The BC Coroners Service says the teen's body was found by volunteers on snowmobiles around 11 p.m. Tuesday night.

Coroner Barb McLintock says the victim was found within the boundaries of the Courtenay-area resort.

The cause of death remains unclear.

McLintock says a coroner and the RCMP will be back at the scene Wednesday to continue the investigation.


The Canadian Press