LETHBRIDGE: A Lethbridge man was sent to Fernie hospital Sunday with non-life threatening
injuries after he was buried in a class two avalanche.
A group of five skiers were in the back-country about 20 kilometres east of
Sparwood in the Corbin recreation area, near the Coal Mountain Teck mine, when
they triggered an avalanche.
The four other members of the group helped dig-out the buried skier. Nearby
snowmobilers then helped get the injured man to an ambulance where he was
transported to hospital with hypothermia and a broken arm.
An Elk Valley RCMP officer told Country 95 News that the skier was lucky to be alive. The officer noted all the members of the ski party had avalanche training.
The injured man's identity has not been released but, he is expected to make
a full recovery.
Posted on Monday, January 06, 2014 at 4/23/2014 2:35:39 PM
Source: Dori Modney (On Twitter - Dori_Modney) -- Country 95 News with files from CHBZ Pattison Broadcasting