Revelstoke Royal Mounted Canadian Police (RCMP) reports that they located the body of a skier in the Revelstoke, BC backcountry yesterday, February 17th 2018, who was reported missing on February 16th, 2018 and was last seen on February 13th , 2018.
The body of 24-year-old Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alberta was located by Revelstoke Search and Rescue in the Greeley drainage area northeast of Revelstoke ski resort at 4:45pm yesterday.
Revelstoke RCMP hasn’t commented on the cause of death in this case.
Revelstoke RCMP and the BC Coroner’s Service are investigating the death.
This was the 2nd death in the BC backcountry this week.
Revelstoke RCMP Press Release:
Missing Male in Revelstoke
2018-02-17 11:10 PST
File # 2018-631
Missing male: Michael David FOSTER, age 24.
Late in the day on Friday February 16th, 2018 the Revelstoke RCMP received a report of a missing male. The male is identified at Michael David Foster. The male had failed to show up for work in Airdrie for three days, and was then reported missing.
Michael Foster, was last known to have stayed at a local accommodation, the Revelstoke Backpacker Hostel, on February 13 and then purchase a three day skiing pass at RMR for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (February 13th – 15th). Foster’s vehicle, a blue truck, has been located at the RMR parking lot, covered in several days’ snow, confirming the belief that he has been present in the community for a while.
Banking account information and cell phone usage show that Mr. Foster‘s last transactions were on February 13th.
The public are asked to note the picture of Mr. Michael FOSTER and report if they see him anywhere. Michael Foster is described as 24 years of age, suspected to be skiing alone, with minimal back country experience. Michael is originally from Aurora, Ontario, currently residing in Airdrie, Alberta. Michael is a Caucasian male, 5’6, blue eyes, blond hair with average build.
Currently RMR Ski Patrol are conducting
sweeps of the in-bound areas. Revelstoke Search and Rescue is deploying resources to search out of bound areas.
Staff Sergeant Kurt GRABINSKY
Revelstoke RCMP Detachment
404 Campbell Avenue, Revelstoke, British Columbia, V0E 2S0