The BC Coroners Service has released the name of the man who died in a back country ski accident near Meachan Creek on Saturday, February 28.
He was Robert Bradley Fuller, aged 50, from Kimberley.
Cpl. Chris Newel of the Kimberley RCMP reported yesterday that the victim was with two other skiers, all experienced in the back country, when the incident occurred.
The group had skied up Snow Crest Mountain and were traversing a cornice when a weak spot gave way and Fuller fell down the mountainside.
“Mr. Fuller was located by members of his party but had succumbed to injuries sustained during his fall. Search and rescue teams attended and were able to recover Mr. Fuller by helicopter,” said Larry Marzinzik, Regional Coroner, Interior Region.
Meachan Creek is accessed via St. Mary Lake Road and then up a forest service road.