German tourist dies in a tree well skiing accident

A German tourist is dead after he was found face-down in a tree well in the Albert Canyon area on Friday, February 10.

A statement from the Revelstoke RCMP said the 60-year-old man had been skiing with a tour group in the area for the past few days.

“The group was finishing up the last run of the day when the male was noticed missing by the group,” Cpl. Mike Essen said. “The ski guides quickly located the male face down in a tree well. The team had an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and oxygen on scene. They performed CPR on the male until he was turned over to BC Ambulance Service. Unfortunately he was unable to be revived and passed away at Queen Victoria Hospital.”

The ski incident occurred at approximately 2:30 pm. There is no foul play suspected in this tragic death and the investigation has been turned over to the BC Coroner Service to complete the investigation. The name of the deceased is not being released at this time, pending the notification of family back in Germany.