|By Jo Anne Malpass
Crowfoot Mountain Snowmobile Club is mourning the loss of one of its own. Bryan David Morry, 37, of Celista, died as a result of a slab avalanche while snowmobiling in the Crowfoot Mountain recreational area, on Sunday March 13.
At around 11:30 am, the Chase RCMP received a report of an overdue snowmobiler possibly being involved in an avalanche. Crowfoot Snowmobile Club activated a DeLorme inReach SOS from a spot near the scene where a helicopter could land. This sends an immediate response to all emergency services and gives the exact GPS location from where the SOS was sent.
Snowmobilers were on the scene immediately. The Shuswap Search and Rescue team was activated and SAR avalanche technicians were flown into the area by the RCMP Air Services helicopter in order to assess the area’s avalanche conditions.
… read more on the front page of this issue of the Kicker.
In other news….
- Bylaws that could affect North Shuswap Properties – Kickback pg. 4
- Doctor Shortage gets media buzz pg.7
- Chase Trade Show pg.19
- Cottonwood Cove selling RV lots pg. 23
- Salmon Armenians Cabaret – Sunnybrae April 2
- Spring Fling Ceilidh - Sorrento Memorial Hall April 16
- Lions Dinner Fundraiser at C.I. Pub April 22
- Jenny’s House of Joy at Lakeview Centre April 28 to May 8
- Giant Garage Sale SC/LC Fire hall May 21
. . . Check out these events and others on our Calendar of Events pg. 55
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