July 18, 2016 13:43 ET
KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) -
July 18, 2016
Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
BC Coroners Service
KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a free-climbing incident at Giant's Head Mountain near Summerland on July 14, 2016.
He was Gael Julian D'Ostie-Racine, aged 23, originally from Montreal, but working in the Okanagan for the summer.
Mr. D'Ostie-Racine was camping in an orchard at the base of Giant's Head Mountain, while he worked as a fruit picker. On the evening of July 14, 2016, he went free-climbing on the mountain. Other workers from the camp witnessed his fall more than 100 metres down a cliff face. One of the other workers, who has first-aid training, was able to reach him, but he could not be resuscitated.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
Mr. D'Ostie-Racine's family has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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Media Contact:Larry MarzinzikRegional Coroner, Interior RegionBC Coroners Service250 861-7429
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