July 18, 2016 - 11:21 AM
SUMMERLAND - The man who fell to his death while free climbing near Summerland last week has been identified.
The B.C. Coroners Service says Gael Julian D’Ostie-Racine, 23, was free climbing on a cliff on Giant's Head Mountain when he fell more that 100 metres on July 14.
Fellow orchard workers witnessed his fall and one of the workers with first-aid training was able to reach D’Ostie-Racine but he could not be resuscitated, according to a media release from the Coroners Service.
Search and Rescue volunteers recovered his body from a ledge on the cliff face the next morning.
D’Ostie-Racine, originally from Montreal, worked as a fruit picker and was camped in an orchard at the base of Giant's Head Mountian near Summerland.
The B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate his death.
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