The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a father and daughter who died while snow-camping on Blackcomb Mountain on May 12, 2013.
They were Trevor Norman, aged 49, and his daughter Zarah, aged 10. The family resides in North Vancouver.
The two were on a weekend skiing and snow-camping trip near Blackcomb Mountain, and had set up their tent-camp at the base of a 20-metre rock face on the evening of May 11. A family member reported them missing when they had not checked in as planned on May 12.
A search was launched, and they were located at the campsite on May 13. Both were deceased at the scene. Preliminary investigation shows they were struck by a large boulder that had dislodged from the rock face above and landed on their tent.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate these deaths.
The family of Trevor and Zarah Norman have been notified of their deaths. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service asks that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
The BC Coroners Service expresses its condolences to the family and friends of Trevor and Zarah Norman, and its thanks to the Whistler-Blackcomb Ski Patrol and Whistler RCMP, as well as the search-and-rescue and helicopter teams from Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and Lions Bay for their assistance with this most tragic case.
For further information, please contact:
BC Coroners Service