Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

July 18, 2016 17:12 ET

Government of British Columbia: BC Coroners Service Identifies Victim of Hiking Accident

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - July 18, 2016) -

For Immediate Release

2016PSSG0149-001302

July 18, 2016

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

BC Coroners Service

INFORMATION BULLETIN

BC Coroners Service identifies victim of hiking accident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a hiking incident at Secretary-Treasurer Peak near Golden on July 14, 2016.

He is Ryan James McIntosh, aged 21, from Calgary, Alberta.

Mr. McIntosh was one of a group of four who had set up camp in the Little Yoho campground on July 14, 2016, and then went to hike up nearby Secretary-Treasurer Peak, about 20 km east of Golden. Mr. McIntosh and one of the others had reached the summit, but on the descent about 4 p.m., he lost his footing and fell more than 200 metres down a steep embankment.

Mr. McIntosh's companion was able to trigger an emergency locator beacon to summon assistance. A Canadian Forces search-and-rescue plane was coincidentally refuelling at Golden, and immediately went to help. However, Mr. McIntosh was deceased at the scene.

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

Mr. McIntosh'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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Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Larry Marzinzik
    Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 861-7429