A 29-year old snowboarder from Burnaby who died was given CPR. The man died after falling into a tree well near Pemberton.
Back country incident
The man moved into a backcountry area of Miller’s Ridge Forest Service Road with friends when he went missing.
He was later found upside down in the well, but by the time he was pulled out, the snowboarder was unresponsive and bluish in color. His friends attempted CPR but were not successful in resuscitating him.
The Pemberton RCMP, firefighters and search and rescue crews were forced to leave his body overnight due to an increased risk for an avalanche. They went into the area to recover the deceased on Monday instead.
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