Two hurt in avalanche near Golden
A group of backcountry skiers has been rescued after being caught up in an avalanche near Golden, not far from the Alberta boundary.
RCMP received a call from the International Emergency Response Reporting Centre on Sunday indicating that an avalanche beacon had been activated.
Police say one of the four people involved was able to relay that everyone had been accounted for after the avalanche near Hope Creek, northwest of Golden.
Police say two members of the party were injured when the snow rolled down over the group.
Members of the Golden and District Search and Rescue team responded to the area Sunday night, were able to stabilize the injured and stayed with the group overnight.
The group was flown out of the area by helicopter Monday morning.
Comments on this story are pre-moderated. Before they appear, comments are reviewed by moderators to ensure they meet our submission guidelines. Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments are open and welcome for three days after the story is published. We reserve the right to close comments before then. Comments that appear on the site are not the opinion of Castanet, but only of the comment writer.
Read more BC News
- Strike or settlement?Poll - 4:42 pm
- 'Spiderman' arsonist gets jail timeKelowna - 5:00 pm
- Road project jumps by $1.1MKelowna - 12:17 pm
- Murder details brings family to tearsKamloops - 12:10 pm
Government of BC
Provincial Emergency Program
BC Health Guide