Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Crowsnest Pass, near Sparwood, BC
Summary: 1 snowmobiler caught, carried, and killed.
RCMP Identify Snowmobiler Killed In Avalanche
Man Swept Away While Going Through Crowsnest
VANCOUVER, B.C., 3:24 p.m. EST March 5, 2001 -- Another person has been killed by an avalanche in the Rocky
Mountains. RCMP have identified the man as 43-year-old Dale Strandquist of Cochrane, Alberta.
Strandquist was killed while snowmobiling in the Crowsnest Pass, when he was swept away by a wall of snow. He was
travelling through the area with a group of friends when the slide was triggered. The snowmobilers were on the British
Columbia side of the mountains, south of the Corbin mine site near Sparwood.
This is the fourth avalanche-related death in the Rockies in the new year. Two Swedish skiers and a British skier have also
been killed in slides in southeast B.C. in the past two months.