You are using an older browser version. Please use a supported version for the best MSN experience.

Pro skier Dave Treadway dies after falling 100 feet into crevasse

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 4/18/2019 Ella Torres
a man wearing a hat © Provided by Boston Globe Media Partners, LLC

Dave Treadway, a Canadian professional freeskier, died Monday after falling around 100 feet into a crevasse while skiing in the backcountry between Whistler and Pemberton, British Columbia.

He was 34.

Both his website and fellow members of the ski community confirmed the news of his sudden death. He was remembered as “an incredible skier and a monumental human” in a message on his site.

Mike Douglas, a professional skier and filmmaker, wrote on Instagram “all I know is the world just lost an incredible human being and a wonderful family is suffering unthinkable grief...You will be deeply missed, Dave.”

Treadway was with a group of friends near Rhododendron Mountain when he fell into the crevasse. His ski partners immediately called emergency responders and attempted to rescue him from the deep crack, according to Outside.

Members of the Pemberton Search and Rescue team flew 12 minutes to find Treadway, conducted a safety assessment and constructed a rigging system, the outlet reported.

The rescue efforts took about an hour.

His official cause of death has yet to be released.

A GoFundMe to support his family has raised more than $175,000 since it was created Tuesday. He is survived by his wife Tessa, who is pregnant, and their two sons, Kasper and Raffi.

“We place no expectations on the donation amounts; give a little or give a lot,” the crowd fundraising page read. “The money will never replace Dave, but it might provide for opportunities that he would have surely made happen for the family he loved.”


More from New York Daily News

New York Daily News
New York Daily News
image beaconimage beaconimage beacon