Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Spanish Skiers Rescued after Spending Three Nights in B.C. Backcountry

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Spanish Skiers Rescued after Spending Three Nights in B.C. Backcountry

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Skiers rescued after four days in B.C. backcountry

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GOLDEN, B.C. - A pair of skiers from Spain have been released from hospital after they spent three nights lost in the British Columbia backcountry.

RCMP Const. Spencer Lainchbury says Kicking Horse Mountain Resort notified police Sunday morning that a 43-year-old woman and a 41-year-old man failed to check out of their private accommodation near Golden, B.C.

A search-and-rescue helicopter spotted the skiers before noon in the Canyon Creek area behind the ski hill, which is about 100 kilometres west of Banff.

"The two had mistakenly entered the area, became lost, and spent four days attempting to find their way out," Lainchbury said.

The man and woman went out of bounds on Thursday he said, adding that their level of experience skiing and in the backcountry is uncertain. …

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