Kootenay RCMP continue to investigate the cat ski death that happened north of Trout Lake last week.

Coroner names Lardeau ski accident victim

The BC Coroners Service has identified the man killed Thursday as Stanley Irving Hegg, 68, of Emeryville, California.

The BC Coroners Service has identified the victim of last week’s skiing accident near Nakusp as Stanley Irving Hegg, 68, of Emeryville, California.

Last Thursday at 1:48 p.m. the Great Northern Cat Skiing company contacted Nakusp RCMP after a skier fell into a tree well. Guides and fellow skiers attempted to rescue the man. They dug him out and performed CPR but despite these efforts the man died at the scene.

Hegg was part of a tour group of about 10 skiers with the cat skiing company skiing on Ferguson Mountain north of Trout Lake.

RCMP reported at the time that there appeared to be nothing suspicious in the case, but the investigation continues.

Victim’s assistance was offered to the other skiers involved as well as the employees and guides from the cat ski company.

Great Northern Snowcat Skiing has been operating in the area since 1979.


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