Eagle Pass Mountain. The victim fell from about where the X is

Hiker dies in fall on Eagle Pass Mountain

A Revelstoke man is dead after falling from a ridge while hiking on Eagle Pass Mountain near Revelstoke Monday afternoon.

A Revelstoke man is dead after falling from a ridge while hiking on Eagle Pass Mountain near Revelstoke Monday afternoon.

“The subject stumbled and fell a long way – maybe 1,000 vertical feet,” Revelstoke Search and Rescue manager Buck Corrigan told the Times Review.

The incident happened in the mid-afternoon on Monday on a sub-peak of Eagle Pass Mountain. The victim, whose identity has not been released by authorities, was hiking with three friends when he fell from a cliff into the drainage below.

Revelstoke Search and Rescue was called out to the scene by BC Ambulance at around 5 p.m.  “When we first went out we thought the subject was still alive but while we were in the air we found out that BC Ambulance was already on the scene and confirmed he was deceased,” Corrigan said.

When search and rescue arrived by helicopter they realized they wouldn’t be able to remove the victim from the mountain but they did pick up his friends. Search and Rescue returned with the RCMP Tuesday morning to retrieve the victim’s body using a specialized helicopter sling, Corrigan said.

“He was in a really, really steep location,” he said.

This was the second helicopter rescue Revelstoke Search and Rescue was called out to in the last two weeks. On Aug. 23 it was called out to rescue a 51-year-old man who suffered multiple fractures after falling down a steep couloir on Dunn Peak near Kamloops.

 

Just Posted

A new development surrounding plane that went missing around Revelstoke in November

The family of Ashley Bourgeault believe they have found a new clue

Coal dust escaping rail cars spurs petition

Local governments onboard with Shuswap resident’s request for better control of escaping particulate

Palumbo nets win in KIJHL debut with Golden Rockets

Female goalie believed to be league’s first to play a full game and win

Mt. Begbie Brewing opens new tasting room

Following a record breaking year and a number of awards, Mt. Begbie Brewing opens a new tasting room

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week

Lawyers slam ‘de facto expulsion’ of student guilty of sexual interference

Calgary student guilty of sexual assault of a minor allowed to finish semester

B.C. NDP set to restructure union bargaining

School trustees to regain control over employer group

$130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic

Hot summer ticket: $130K could get you on a dive to the Titanic off Newfoundland

UK’s Princess Eugenie, daughter of Prince Andrew, engaged

Princess Eugenie, the daughter of Prince Andrew and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, will marry Jack Brooksbank in Autumn 2018

German nurse charged with 97 more murders

Niels Hoegel, serving a life sentence for two murders, has been indicted in nearly 100 more killings.

Two men guilty in murders of Alberta family could face 75 years

The pair were found guilty of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Klaus’s parents and sister in a rural home near Castor, Alberta

With Senate talks falling short, U.S. shutdown enters workweek

President Donald Trump accused Democrats of prioritizing services and security for noncitizens over U.S. citizens

Toronto mayor wants city to co-host 2026 FIFA World Cup

The mayor of Canada’s most populous city says he wants Toronto to be among the North American cities to co-host the 2026 FIFA World Cup

Most Read