2 men killed in B.C.'s backcountry last weekend

The coroners service has identified two men killed in separate incidents in British Columbia's backcountry on the weekend.

Skier killed in Salmo, B.C., avalanche, snowboarder killed in tree well accident near Pemberton

The coroners service has identified two men killed in separate incidents in British Columbia's backcountry on the weekend. ((CBC))

The coroners service has identified two men killed in separate incidents in British Columbia's backcountry on the weekend.

Twenty-seven-year-old Cale Jack was buried in a huge avalanche near Salmo, B.C., on Sunday. The Nelson resident was among a group of four people who went skiing in an area called the Twin Lakes, near the summit of Kootenay Pass.

A slide hit Jack and a female companion, who was seriously injured and transported to hospital after a dramatic rescue. Jack was located but could not be resuscitated.

In a separate incident near Pemberton, a snowboarder was found unconscious and could not be revived. He has been identified as Jonathan Unger, 29, of Whistler.

Unger was part of a group that was skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling on a rural forestry road. When he failed to meet up with another member of his group in the late afternoon, that person immediately began a search for him.

Unger was found in a tree well in an area with about a metre-and-a-half of fresh snow.

Attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

The coroner's service and RCMP are investigating both deaths
 

the Canadian Press