A 49-year-old Washington state man died at Red Mountain on Sunday

B.C. coroner identifies skier who died at Red Mountain

Washington state man dies in skiing incident at Red Mountain

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a skiing incident on Red Mountain in Rossland on Sunday.

He was Paul John Omegna, aged 49, of Lake Washington, Washington state, a suburb of Seattle.

Omegna was skiing with companions at the Red Mountain Resort during the afternoon when he became separated from other members of his party. When he did not meet up with them following the ski run, they reported him missing to the Ski Patrol.

An immediate search was begun, and the Ski Patrol found him about 4 p.m., unresponsive.

He was rushed to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail but could not be resuscitated.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

 

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