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Body of missing Alberta skier found near Revelstoke, B.C.

Police say Michael Foster's body has been found near a Revelstoke resort after he was reported missing on Friday, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018.
Police say Michael Foster's body has been found near a Revelstoke resort after he was reported missing on Friday, Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018. RCMP, Credit

Police say a skier has been found dead one day after he was reported missing from a resort near Revelstoke, B.C.

Twenty-four-year-old Michael Foster of Airdrie, Alta., was last seen Tuesday and was reported missing on Friday.

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RCMP say Foster’s body was found late Saturday afternoon in a drainage area northeast of the resort, following an extensive search by ski patrol and search and rescue crews.

Police and the BC Coroners Service are investigating the death.

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Mounties are reminding outdoor enthusiasts to be prepared when exploring the backcountry, carrying extra food, water and a communication device.

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They also recommend always travelling with other people and notifying someone responsible about when you expect to return.

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