COURTENAY, B.C.- On Monday, a man passed away while snowboarding at Mount Washington.
The exact cause of death is not known at this time. The BC Coroners Service is investigating.
However, the man has been identified through a GoFundMe campaign.
Stewart Elhorn was a 27-year-old Campbell River logger. Elhorn left behind a 4-year old son named Benjamin and a fiancee, Alisha.
The community has banded together to launch the fundraising page, to assist the family during this difficult time. According to the page, Elhorn was the sole provider for the family. Alisha is a full-time nursing student.
The goal is to raise $10,000 and so far, in less than 24 hours, $3,515 has been raised.
Mount Washington spokesperson Sheila Rivers told 95.7 Coast FM that Elhorn was found off-piste (un-groomed) in a treed area within the sort’s boundary.
The GoFundMe page can be found through this link.