Name of man who died at Shambhala released

Young male from Sidney, B.C. dies at Shambhala of possible drug overdose.

  • Aug. 13, 2012 7:00 a.m.


On Sunday morning August 12, 2012, the Trail RCMP Detachment was contacted by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Hospital in Trail.  A male subject had been transported from the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo to Trail.  It is believed that the individual, who had no identification, was suffering from a drug overdose.

The attending hospital physician later pronounced the male subject as deceased.

Trail RCMP and the B.C. Coroner’s Service were notified.

Following some inquiries the deceased male was positively identified as a 23 year-old Mitchell Joseph Fleischacker from Sidney, B.C.

The investigation in this sudden death is being handled by the Kootenay Boundary Regional Detachment General Investigation Section and B.C. Coroner’s Service, as well as Trail and Salmo Detachments.  The cause of death is still under investigation.