Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Man Dead, Another Injured, in Avalanche near Golden, BC

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

One Man Dead, Another Injured, in Avalanche near Golden, BC

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One man dead in BC avalanche

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GOLDEN, B.C. - One man was killed and a second snowmobiler was in hospital late Saturday following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

Golden-Field RCMP said two other men were uninjured when the avalanche struck the four riders in the Quartz Creek area west of the community.

Golden and District Search and Rescue flew into the area by helicopter after police were notified just after 12 p.m. MT that an emergency GPS beacon had been activated.

Police said a 30-year-old Calgary man died in the avalanche and a 40-year-old man from Winnipeg was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

The two other riders were also from Calgary. No names have been released.

The incident came a day after Avalanche Canada issued an avalanche warning as potentially deadly snow conditions develop on slopes across parts of eastern and southeastern British Columbia.

The warning was in effect through to Monday in the North and South Columbia regions, the Purcell Mountains and the Kootenay Boundary. …

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