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One rescued from avalanche

8 p.m. update: 

On March 8, at about 3 p.m. the Vernon/North Okanagan RCMP detachment out of Lumby responded to a report of a snowmobiler caught in an avalanche near the Keefer Lake Resort.

Vernon Search & Rescue were deployed to the scene.  The emergency services at resort assisted in the recovery of the 34-year-old resident of the North Okanagan.

The lone snowmobile rider was treated by ambulance personnel, and then air lifted to the Kelowna General Hospital where he is listed in serious condition at this time.

5 p.m. Update: Vernon Search and Rescue were called out to an avalanche Saturday afternoon by the RCMP.

The search team is responding to the incident near Keefer Lake. Crews were flown into the area and are on scene.

BC Ambulance has also been called to the staging area.

At least one person was rescued.

More details to follow.

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