A 34-year-old man has died after falling into a deep crevasse while backcountry skiing near Pemberton.
Forecast, a ski magazine, identifies the man in a blog post as professional skier Dave Treadway.
Search and rescue crews responded to calls of an unresponsive man who had fallen 30 meters down a crevasse at Rhododendron Mountain, according a news release on Tuesday.
According to Forecast, a snow bridge collapsed while Treadway was skiing across.
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He’d been skiing with a group of people at the time.
Forecast describes Treadway as a devout father and dear friend.
“Our deepest and sincerest condolences, thoughts, prayers and love go out to his wife Tessa and sons Kasper and Raffi during this difficult time.”
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. Pemberton Search and Rescue previously said Treadway was 38-years-old.