A 36-year old man who was caught in an avalanche received first aid. The incident occurred near Golden, B.C. Sadly, the man was declared dead.
Dangers in the backcountry
According to the RCMP, the unnamed victim was treated in a Calgary hospital but could not be saved. The BC Coroners Service has taken over the case and police stated that they will assist with the investigation.
The announcement of the death comes as the Ministry of Public Safety repeats a warning of caution on going into B.C.’s backcountry.
The ministry stated that a series of winter storms since the start of the year has created a complex snowpack with considerable risk of natural and human-caused avalanches.
Those who are exploring the trails, mountains and backcountry areas of British Columbia must be prepared to take care of themselves and their companions with proper equipment, first aid supplies and awareness of the risks.
Being prepared in the wilderness
The prompt delivery of first aid measures including CPR can make a big difference during emergencies. You can be prepared especially if you spend time outdoors by enrolling in a first aid class today.
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