Washington state man dies in skiing accident at Red Mountain Resort

BC Coroners Service identifies victim of skiing accident

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died after a skiing incident on Red Mountain in Rossland BC on Jan. 24, 2016.

He was Paul John Omegna, aged 49, of Lake Washington, Washington state, a suburb of Seattle.

Mr. Omegna was skiing with companions at the Red Mountain resort on the afternoon of Jan. 24, 2016. He became separated from other members of his party. When he did not meet up with them following the ski run, they reported him missing to the Ski Patrol. An immediate search was begun, and the Ski Patrol found him about 4 p.m., unresponsive.

He was rushed to Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail but could not be resuscitated.

The BC Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate this death.

Mr. Omegna’s family has been notified of his death.