MACKENZIE, B.C. – A Dawson Creek man is deceased following an avalanche that took place north of Mackenzie.

On Saturday, November 28, just before 2:00 p.m., Mackenize RCMP received a report of an avalanche in the Powder King / Bijoux Falls area north of Mackenzie.

According to Police, it was reported that an avalanche had occurred and two snowmobilers had been in the area at the time, and that one of the snowmobilers was buried in the snow.

Search and Rescue was called from Prince Geroge to assist in the search.

The victim, a 35-year-old Dawson Creek man was located deceased.

RCMP say Avalanche Canada has been notified of the incident and the B.C. Coroners Service has an investigation is underway to determine the facts surrounding this death.