NEWS
03/02/2016 20:00 EST | Updated 03/03/2017 00:12 EST

Coroner identifies Alberta man who died of injuries in B.C. avalanche

KELOWNA, B.C. — An Alberta man who died after an avalanche near Golden, B.C., has been identified.

The BC Coroners Service says 64-year-old Douglas Churchill was from Canmore, Alta.

He was among 13 people who travelled to the Esplanade area about 50 kilometres northwest of Golden to go skiing in the backcountry.

A large avalanche struck on the morning of Feb. 21, and several members of the group were buried, including Churchill.

Others in the party found Churchill and dug him out, and he was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Foothills Hospital in Calgary, where died three days later.

The BC Coroners Service and the RCMP are still investigating his death.

 

The Canadian Press