On Jan. 9 at 5:20 p.m. a Trail and Greater District RCMP officer responded to the sudden death of a 55-year-old man in the 2100 block of Cook Avenue in Rossland. The man and his wife had been shoveling snow from their property when the man began to feel ill and went inside to rest, according to RCMP Sgt. Mike Wcentowich.
His wife found him unresponsive inside their residence a short time later.
"BC Ambulance were on scene quickly and attempted to revive the man. Unfortunately, the man was not able to be revived after a lengthy and heroic effort by attending paramedics. Family, friends, and RCMP Victim Services Unit are providing emotional support to his widow. Trail RCMP has referred the matter to the BC Coroner’s Service.
Trail RCMP extends its sincere condolence to the widow during the aftermath of this sudden and unexpected incident," Wcentowich added. "Please be careful when exerting oneself during snow removal after the recent heavy snowfalls and, if you can, help those who may need assistance in cleaning up snow from their properties.