Whistler avalanche victim remembered as loving father, talented skier
Published Saturday, March 4, 2017 7:31PM PST
Last Updated Monday, March 6, 2017 7:43PM PST
The man who died in an avalanche near Whistler on Saturday is being identified in a memorial group on Facebook as Corey Lynam.
Friends and family members are sharing pictures and memories of Lynam, his wife, and young son on the page. A GoFundMe page has also been set up to build a “legacy fund” for Lynam’s son. The page had raised more than $11,000 as of Sunday night.
“Corey will always be a shining example of a great father, husband, and friend,” the page reads. “He was a truly remarkable person who inspired all those around him. He was a passionate and talented skier and kiteboarder. He loved adventure and lived life to the fullest. He will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him.”
RCMP Sgt. Annie Linteau said police were notified about an avalanche at Callaghan Valley just before noon on Saturday.
RCMP and Whistler Search and Rescue sent crews to the remote location which could only be accessed by helicopter and snowmobile.
She said the body of a 32-year-old man was recovered shortly before 4 p.m.
No one else suffered serious injuries.