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On the afternoon of January 23rd, two Americans and a guide were caught by an avalanche slide. The two Americans were fully buried, while the guide was partially buried.

The Global News reports that the victims have been identified as Jonathan Kinsley and Timothy Kinsley, who were from York, Pennsylvania. The two brothers ran Kinsley Properties and Kinsley Construction. They were found unresponsive when they were extracted. They were later pronounced dead at Kelowna General Hospital. The CMH guide was taken to the hospital and remains in stable condition.

An official statement from Rob Rohn, who is the President and COO of Canadian Mountain Holidays, is below:

“We are deeply saddened to advise you that at approximately 2:46 pm MST on January 23, 2023, there was an avalanche at CMH Nomads, near the town of Revelstoke, BC. Three individuals were caught in the slide with two fully buried and one partially buried. The individuals were located by their transceivers and extracted from the snow. 

CMH Guides attended to two guests who were unresponsive. The two guests were flown to Kelowna airport and transported to Kelowna General Hospital where both guests were sadly pronounced deceased. The third person, a CMH guide, is presently in stable condition and has been transferred by ground to Kelowna General Hospital from Revelstoke. 

The thousands of guests who ski with us each winter are our family. It is impossible to put into words the sorrow that we feel and the sadness that is shared by our guests, their families, and all of our staff. 

An investigation of the events is being coordinated by the BC Coroner’s Office and the RCMP. 

For 58 years and over 10 million guided runs, our primary focus remains on the safety of our guests and staff. At this time, our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased.”

We here at Unofficial Networks send our condolences to the families of the victims during this challenging time.

Image/Video Credits: Global News, CMH Heli Skiing

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