The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of the five men who died in the avalanche near McBride Friday afternoon.
All five were from Alberta, and ranged in age from 41 to 55.
-Vincent Eugene Loewen, aged 52, of Vegreville, Alberta.
-Tony Christopher Greenwood, aged 41, of Grand Prairie County, Alberta.
-Ricky Robinson, aged 55, of Spruce Grove, Alberta.
-Todd William Chisholm, aged 47, of St. Albert, Alberta.
– John Harold Garley, aged 49, of Stony Plain, Alberta.
The five men were among 17 people who were out snowmobiling in four separate groups in the Renshaw area, when the slide occurred at about 1:30 pm.
The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate the deaths. The Coroners Service has ordered the Renshaw snowmobiling area closed until a certified avalanche technician retained by the service has completed an investigation of the scene.
The families of all five men have been notified of their deaths.
The BC Coroners Service is thanking Robson Valley Search and Rescue for their invaluable assistance