Avalanche claims one life north of Mackenzie…

MACKENZIE, BC: An avalanche has claimed the life of a Dawson Creek man over the weekend…

Police say on Saturday November 28, 2020 just before 2pm, Mackenzie RCMP and Prince George Search and Rescue trained avalanche team were called to the Powder King / Bijoux Falls area, north of Mackenzie along Hwy 97.

It was reported that an avalanche had occurred and two snowmobilers had been in the area at the time. One of the snowmobilers was buried in the snow.

The victim, a 35 year-old Dawson Creek man was located deceased. The BC Coroners Service has conduct of this incident and is currently investigating to determine the facts surrounding this death.

No further details are available at this time.

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