The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after collapsing on the ski slopes at Powder King Mountain Resort on Jan. 13, 2013.
The man is Gregory Joshua Pichler, aged 52, from Fort St. James.
Mr. Pichler was skiing with several others at Powder King resort, located about 195 kilometres north of Prince George. As he was skiing towards the top of the mountain, he complained of feeling unwell, and then others witnessed him collapse.
Despite extensive resuscitation efforts, Mr. Pichler was confirmed deceased at the scene of the incident.
The BC Coroners Service is continuing to investigate this death. Preliminary investigation shows no evidence of accident, suicide or foul play.
The family of Mr. Pichler has been notified of his death. On behalf of the family, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Operations
BC Coroners Service