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Snowmobiler dies in avalanche East of PG…

Prince George, BC: The BC Coroners Service is investigating following the death of a snowmobiler near Prince George Saturday morning.

Just before 11:00 AM on Saturday, the Prince George RCMP received a report of an avalanche that took the life of a snowmobiler in the Torpy Mountain range, northeast of Prince George.

A group of five snowmobilers were riding in the remote mountain area when one of them was swept away in an avalanche.

The Prince George RCMP contacted Emergency Management BC and requested the assistance of the Prince George Search & Rescue Society (PGSAR).

Police and PGSAR attended the area. The deceased, an adult male, was removed from the area via snowmobile. The four other snowmobilers were not injured.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating and will provide more information as the investigation progresses. 

All five snowmobilers have experience and were properly equipped.

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