Man who died in avalanche identified

NEWS — The B.C. Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died in an avalanche near Blue River on Saturday.

The man is Jay Quayle, aged 35, of Lloydminster, Saskatchewan.

Quayle was one of a party of seven who had travelled to the Monashee Mountains near Blue River to go snowmobiling. They were snowmobiling in an area known as Red Sands/Duffy’s when he and one other member of the party were caught up in an avalanche.

Other members of the party were able to rescue the other man, uninjured, but Quayle was recovered from under three metres of snow, and was unable to be resuscitated.

The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.


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