13 people involved in avalanche near area where fatal slide happened Saturday

By on February 21, 2016


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GOLDEN, B.C.—An avalanche involving more than a dozen people has hit near a British Columbia community, not far from where a snowmobiler died in another slide this weekend.

Pamela Gole with the BC Ambulance Service says 13 people were involved in an avalanche on Sunday in the Chatter Creek area northwest of Golden.

Gole says seven of them have been taken to hospitals but she had no details on their conditions.

On Saturday, a 30-year-old Calgary man was killed and a 40-year-old man from Winnipeg was taken to hospital when an avalanche struck four riders in the Quartz Creek area west of Golden.

Gole says she doesn’t know whether those involved in Sunday’s avalanche were snowmobilers or skiers.

Avalanche Canada issued a warning Friday as potentially deadly snow conditions develop on slopes across parts of eastern and southeastern British Columbia.

The avalanche that occurred Saturday occurred west of Golden and claimed the life of a snowmobiler from Calgary and sent a snowmobiler from Winnipeg to hospital.