The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died following a hiking incident near Silverton on Aug. 29, 2014.
He was Nicholas Ioan Llewelyn-Smith, aged 31, from the Orara Valley, New South Wales, Australia.
Mr. Llewelyn-Smith was camping with several friends at the Bannock Point campground south of Silverton on the shore of Slocan Lake. In the early morning hours of Aug. 29, Mr. Llewelyn-Smith and others decided to go for a night hike. While descending a steep slope, Mr. Llewelyn-Smith fell from a cliff. He was deceased at the scene.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.
The family of Mr. Llewelyn-Smith has been notified of his death. On behalf of family members, the BC Coroners Service requests that the media respect their privacy at this difficult time.
For further information, please contact:
Coroner, Strategic Programs
Regional Coroner, Interior Region