Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

February 21, 2014 18:17 ET

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

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Feb. 21, 2014) -

INFORMATION BULLETIN

For Immediate Release

2014JAG0050-000211

Feb. 21, 2014

Ministry of Justice

BC Coroners Service

BC Coroners Service identifies victim of skiing accident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a girl who died following a skiing incident at Panorama Mountain Village ski slope on Feb. 20, 2014.

She was Rachel Dawn Deugau, aged 12, of Langham, Saskatchewan, a small community located 35 kilometres northwest of Saskatoon.

Rachel was skiing with family members at the Panorama Mountain Village when, late in the morning of Feb. 20, she lost control and skied into trees at the side of the run.

She was transported by air ambulance to hospital in Invermere, but could not be resuscitated.

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

Rachel's family has been notified of her death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.

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Contact Information

  • Larry Marzinzik
    Regional Coroner, Interior Region
    BC Coroners Service
    250 861-7429
    www.gov.bc.ca