Snowmobile riders say the deaths of five Alberta sledders in a B-C avalanche won’t put them off their sport.
Neil Petryshen, from Saskatoon, said yesterday that he and his friends hadn’t absorbed the loss yet, but suggested the tragedy wouldn’t stop them from going out again.
The B-C Coroners Service revealed over the weekend the identities of the five men who died Friday during a recreational outing on Mount Renshaw, near the small community of McBride, B-C.
R-C-M-P say they were in four separate groups that had converged just before the slide came roaring down.
In the meantime, investigators are confident they’ll be able to pinpoint the cause of Friday’s avalanche near McBride.
Coroner Barb McLintock of the B-C Coroner’s Service says investigators have “nearly always” been able to determine what triggered previous slides.
An avalanche technician wrapped up work on the Mount Renshaw site Sunday in a probe that will also look at contributing factors and whether anything could’ve been done differently to avoid the deaths.
(The Canadian Press)