The body of a man was found on Boulder Mountain near Revelstoke Thursday afternoon, police announced, but they have yet to confirm it is that of missing snowmobiler Travis Allen Brown.
Police say they were advised that snowmobilers out riding today found a deceased male on a remote, rugged area of Boulder Mountain at around 2 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10.
RCMP, Revelstoke Search & Rescue and the Revelstoke Snowmobile Club traveled to the scene after report of the discovery to confirm the man’s identity and recover the body.
The discovery comes the day after the search for Brown was suspended. He was reported missing Monday morning after he failed to return home from a solo snowmobiling trip to Revelstoke on the weekend.
The identity of the man has not been released, but unconfirmed reports on social media indicate that it was Brown’s body that was found on the mountain.
The death is being investigated by the RCMP and the BC Coroners Service.
Revelstoke Search & Rescue spent three days searching the area by ground and in the air with no success. Boulder Mountain was closed to snowmobilers on Tuesday and Thursday while SAR attempted to detected Brown’s transceiver.
The search was suspended Wednesday afternoon and the mountain was re-opened to snowmobilers.