The man who died in an avalanche near Revelstoke on Friday has been identified as a 24-year-old German national who had been living and working in the eastern B.C. city.
The BC Coroners Service said in a release Monday that Holger Achim Fritz was originally from Stuttgart, Germany.
Fritz had been in a group of five skiers who all were equipped with emergency airbags in the event of an avalanche, the coroners service said.
The avalanche struck at about 1 p.m. PT near Greely Bowl, burying three of the skiers, including Fritz. The two others in the group were able to dig out all three, but Fritz could not be revived, the coroners service said.
The release did not say if Fritz’s airbag deployed when the avalanche occurred.
The body of the deceased was taken out of the area by search and rescue personnel on Saturday.
The coroners service and RCMP continue to investigate the death, the release said.