Skier, 30, found dead at B.C. ski resort near Golden

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      B.C. RCMP were advised of the sudden death of a skier within the boundaries of a skiing resort in southeastern B.C. on Sunday.

      According to Golden-Field RCMP, a 30-year-old male from Golden was reported as missing a scheduled meeting time on January 6 by a friend at the Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, which is located 14 kilometres (9 miles) outside Golden, B.C.

      Consequently, resort staff conducted a sweep of the hill and the man was located on one of the runs around 7 p.m.  

      Attempts to revive him by B.C. Ambulance Service were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

      The investigation by Golden-Field RCMP and the B.C. Coroners Service is continuing on.

      Meanwhile, Golden-Field RCMP were notified at 2:35 p.m. on January 7 that ski tracks and fresh avalanche debris were seen out of bounds from the ski resort. After Golden and District Search and Rescue conducted a survey of the area by helicopter, searchers determined that there was no one in the area in need of emergency assistance or rescue.   

      Previously on January 3, 42-year-old Squamish cyclist Chris McCrum died while skiing after being caught in an avalanche near Pemberton.