Man killed in Shuswap avalanche identified

Bryan Morry, 37, died in an avalanche near Celista March 13, 2016.
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KELOWNA - The B.C. Coroners Service has released the identity of a man who died in an avalanche near Celista.

He was Bryan David Morry, 37, from Celista, a small community on the north shore of Shuswap Lake, according to a media release from the coroners service.

Morry was snowmobiling with friends March 13, 2016 on Crowfoot Mountain when, as they stopped for a lunch break, he was struck by an avalanche. He died at the scene.

Morry’s family has been notified, and the B.C. Coroners Service and RCMP continue to investigate his death.

Police, along with search and rescue teams from Kamloops and the Shuswap, initiated a full scale search for Morry Sunday, March 13.

Morry's obituary says "his life was brief but action packed and he lived it to the full" and notes "snowmobiling was his passion and solace."

It was one of several avalanche-related deaths in the region this year. 

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