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Quebec man dies while snowmobiling on B.C. mountain

27-year-old succumbed to injuries while getting transported out by search and rescue members
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In this file photo, RCMP and Revelstoke Search and Rescue respond to a call at Boulder Mountain. On Dec. 2, 2023, both teams were called to the mountain once again for a missing snowmobiler. The man died shortly after he was found. (Facebook/Revelstoke Search and Rescue)

A young Quebec man was critically injured and died while snowmobiling on a peak near Revelstoke on Saturday (Dec. 3).

RCMP say the 27-year-old was snowmobiling with a group near Boulder Mountain when he became separated and went missing. He radioed to his group to tell them he was lost, but didn’t have GPS or satellite communication and couldn’t relay his exact location, according to police.

They were called into action at 5:40 p.m. on Saturday and went looking for the man alongside Revelstoke Search and Rescue. They discovered the man four hours later at about 9:30 p.m. in a remote and steep area known as the “Toilet Bowl.” Corp. James Grandy said the 27-year-old was suffering from “extreme hypothermia” and was in “serious medical distress.”

Police and search and rescue members tried to transport him to safety, but he succumbed to his injuries on the way.

RCMP and the BC Coroners Service are investigating his death, but say it is not suspicious.

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