Second Nelson police officer dies following fatal B.C avalanche

Mathieu Nolet is posing for the photo together with nelson police chief donovan fisher, while holding up his badge to the camera
Const. Matt Nolet, left, is seen here receiving his badge from Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher. The 28-year-old officer had been serving with Nelson police for just over a year. Supplied photo.
John Rune - CJLY - KootenayBC | 24-01-2023
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Mathieu Nolet, the second officer caught in the fatal avalanche in Kaslo on Jan. 9, has died in a Kelowna hospital.

On Saturday morning, Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher and Nelson Mayor Janice Morrison announced the loss, which came 11 days after Nolet and Wade Tittemore were overtaken by an avalanche while skiing in the backcountry.

The 28-year-old Nelson police officer had worked with the department for just over a year when he sustained serious injuries in the avalanche that also killed Const. Wade Tittemore. He was treated in the Trail hospital ICU, but was later transferred to Kelowna.

“It is hard to fully express the sadness we are feeling here,” said Nelson Police Chief Donovan Fisher in a statement. “The memorial for Constable Tittemore was this past week, and now we’ve lost a second officer and friend. It is devastating.”

"Once again, I have sad news"–KCR News reports on the death of 28-year-old Const. Matt Nolet: