Man who died while climbing Summerland mountain identified

Search and rescue technicians at the accident site. RCMP Handout

The B.C. Coroners Service says the man killed while climbing Giants Head Mountain in Summerland on Thursday is Gael Julian D’Ostie-Racine.

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The 23-year-old was free-climbing on the mountain, which is near the orchard he worked at as a fruit picker, according to the coroners service.

“Other workers from the camp witnessed his fall more than 100 metres down a cliff face,” regional coroner Larry Marzinzik said in a news release.

“One of the other workers, who has first-aid training, was able to reach him, but he could not be resuscitated.”

D’Ostie-Racine, originally from Montreal, was in the Okanagan for summer work.


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