Poor light

UPDATED: Victim identified in Slocan Lake hiking accident

A 30-year-old Argenta man has died after a hiking accident on Slocan Lake.

Nicholas Ioan Llewelyn-Smith died after a hiking accident on Slocan Lake.

The incident happened last week, but police only issued a statement Wednesday.

At about 1 a.m. Friday they responded to a report of a missing 30-year-old Argenta man at Bannock Point, about five kilometres south of Silverton.

Police, BC Ambulance, New Denver fire and rescue, and Nelson Search and Rescue responded and learned Llewelyn-Smith fell while hiking in the dark near the edge of the bluff.

Just after daylight, his body was found at the bottom of the bluff, indicating a fall of about 75 metres.

“It was determined he and a group of friends were camping in the area, when the male, who was wearing a headlamp, decided to go hiking in the dark,” Sgt. Darryl Little said.

Poor lighting, hazardous terrain, and alcohol appear to be factors, Little said.

Llewelyn-Smith was an Australian citizen but was living in Argenta.

Just Posted

‘If we do nothing, the herd will certainly be extirpated’: Caribou maternity pen proposed in Nakusp

The Arrow Lakes Caribou Society is waiting for a response from the province

Man found dead in Vallican

RCMP say the death was “suspicious”

Officer shot, man arrested after standoff near Argenta

The officer suffered non-life threatening injuries

Federal candidates debate environmental issues in Castlegar

Few sparks and much agreement between candidates that action is needed

Election 2019: Connie Denesiuk – Liberal Party candidate for South Okanagan – West Kootenay

Connie Denesiuk is running for the Liberal Party in the South Okanagan – West Kootenay riding

Potent power play paces Canucks to 5-1 win over Detroit

Miller nets a pair as Vancouver wins third straight

UPDATE: British couple vacationing in Vancouver detained in U.S. after crossing border

CBP claims individuals were denied travel authorization, crossing was deliberate

After losing two baby boys, B.C. parents hope to cut through the taboo of infant death

Oct. 15 is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day in B.C.

Cheating husband sues mistress for gifted ring after wife learns about affair

The husband gave his mistress $1,000 to buy herself a ring in December 2017

B.C. massage therapist reprimanded, fined for exposing patients’ breasts

Registered massage therapist admits professional misconduct

B.C. boosts legal aid funding in new payment contract

‘Duty counsel’ service restored in some communities, David Eby says

Rugby Canada helps recovery efforts in Japan after typhoon cancels final match

Canadian players wanted to “give back in whatever small way they could”

Alberta to join B.C.’s class-action lawsuit against opioid manufacturers, distributors

B.C. government claims opioids were falsely marketed as less addictive than other pain meds

Most Read