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Man identified in Red Mountain death

The BC Coroners Service has confirmed the identity of a man who died at Red Mountain in Rossland.

49 year old John Paul Omegna from the Seattle area died after a skiing incident on the mountain on Sunday.

He was skiing with a group but became separated from his party who then reported him missing.

An immediate search was initiated and Omegna was found unresponsive by ski patrol.

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No further details surrounding the cause of death have been released other than that it was not related to avalanche activity.

An investigation is being conducted by the Coroners Service and the RCMP.

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