Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

August 21, 2012 19:55 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Confirms Identity of Climbing Victim

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Aug. 21, 2012) -

INFORMATION BULLETIN

2012JAG0188-001204

Aug. 21, 2012

Ministry of Justice

BC Coroners Service

PRINCE GEORGE - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who was killed while mountain climbing on Mount Robson on Aug. 20, 2012.

He was Bradley Charles Joyce, aged 35, from Calgary.

Mr. Joyce was an experienced mountaineer who was climbing with a friend on the back side of Mount Robson on Aug. 20. A snow bridge, which he was crossing, gave way, and Mr. Joyce fell into a crevasse where he was covered by a small avalanche. His climbing partner was not injured and was able to summon help.

The Coroners Service continues to investigate this death.

The family of Mr. Joyce has been notified of these findings. On behalf of family members, the Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Joyce.

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Contact Information

  • BC Coroners Service
    Barb McLintock
    Coroner, Strategic Programs
    250 356-9253