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Skier dies story

Pro skier Dave Treadway of Kenora dies in crevasse near Pemberton
In an outpouring on social media, the man has been identified as Pemberton-based professional skier Dave Treadway. Treadway was married with two young children
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Published on: April 17, 2019 | Last Updated: April 17, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

The body of Dave Treadway, 34, was recovered from a 30-metre crevasse off Rhododendron Mountain. Vancouver Sun
Pemberton professional skier Dave Treadway of Kenora has died after falling into a crevasse off Rhododendron Mountain.
David MacKenzie of Pemberton Search and Rescue said a helicopter team had just finished rescuing an injured snowmobiler on the Pemberton ice cap when they got a call Monday that a skier was in a crevasse.
The four-person team flew to the site, where the victim’s ski mates were waiting. Another helicopter from Whistler was called in, and, in total, 14 SAR volunteers helped recover the 34-year-old skier’s body.
MacKenzie said it was a difficult operation, due to the ice and the 30-metre depth of the crevasse.
He said the area the group was skiing in was reasonably accessible.
“It’s not uncommon to go anywhere in the ice-cap area,” he said. “Some of the backcountry core service roads go up so far and then you’re able to take snow machines into the backcountry. We are surrounded by these mountains and there are many, many access points.”
On Monday, the conditions were clear and bright.
MacKenzie said the crevasses are sometimes covered by an ice bridge.
“They can ski over that, it collapses, and down they go,” he said.
The RCMP and Pemberton SAR haven’t released the victim’s name. However, in an outpouring on social media, the victim was identified Tuesday as Pembertonbased pro skier Dave Treadway. Treadway was married with two young children.
In recent years Treadway had been focusing on his young family, posting their adventures on the beach and in the mountains on Instagram under the handle freerange.family. Their motto was “the family that plays together, stays together.”
Treadway’s death came just over nine years since he had to retrieve the body of good friend and ski buddy Jack Hannan, who died in an avalanche on Mount Currie.
-David Carrigg writes for the Vancouver Sun


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That's sad to hear. I'm in Pemberton quite often, it's rugged back there. Condolences to the family. Kudos to SAR, thanks for putting your lives on the line for the citizens.


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So sad to hear a young person,so full of life ''crosses over'' way to early.
only positive note could be that he ''GRABBED BIG AIR'' For the last time,doing what he loved......I hope he is ''flying still''. PEMBERTON, remember the Saturday nights in the PEMBERTON HOTEL with Chief ALLEN SAGER playing the sax between beers......back many years ago.
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