Government of British Columbia

Government of British Columbia

January 28, 2016 19:17 ET

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

KELOWNA, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - Jan. 28, 2016) -

For Immediate Release


Jan. 28, 2016

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

BC Coroners Service


BC Coroners Service identifies victim of skiing accident

KELOWNA - The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a skiing incident on Red Mountain in Rossland on Jan. 24, 2016.

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

Mr. Omegna was skiing with companions at the Red Mountain resort on the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016. 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.

Mr. Omegna'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