Missing snowmobiler near Chetwynd after avalanche

Missing after avalanche

Chetwynd RCMP are looking for a missing man after a group of snowmobilers were caught in an avalanche. 

Just after 4 p.m. Sunday, RCMP were notified by the International Emergency Response Co-ordination Centre of an emergency beacon signal on the east face of the Murray Mountain range.

It was later determined that an avalanche had occurred in the park, south of Chetwynd.  

RCMP called for assistance from search and rescue, however weather conditions and potential risk of more avalanches lead to SAR ground crews not being able to immediately attend the area.

SAR, along with the RCMP Air Services, and Police Dog Services trained in avalanche searches will begin searching when conditions are safe.

Further information will be released when it becomes available. 

The public is encouraged to monitor the Avalanche Canada website for conditions in their area and to use extra caution when travelling in the backcountry.

It is also recommended that if you plan to travel in the backcountry, share your travel itineraries with family and friends.


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