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Beacon saves skier

A skier is lucky to be alive this morning after a close call near Golden on the weekend.

RCMP tell Castanet a backcountry skier ran into trouble Sunday, and if it wasn't for his rescue beacon, it may have been much worse.

RCMP say the man's SPOT beacon activated, alerting police, who in turn called in members of Golden and District Search and Rescue.

A helicopter search quickly located the injured man, and he was airlifted to hospital in Golden for treatment.

Golden-Field RCMP haven't released any other details.



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