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WATERTON NATIONAL PARK:    Poor weather conditions continue to hamper efforts to recover the body of Wade Galloway from the snow packed slopes in Waterton.

 

The 37-year-old City Councillor was caught in an avalanche while snowboarding with a friend in the back-country of Waterton Lakes National Park on Saturday. His friend was able to partially uncover Galloway and attempted to revive him before leaving to get help.

 

A small break in the weather on Wednesday allowed Visitor Safety Specialists to begin doing avalanche control on the slopes above the accident site.Doreen McGillis, the External Relations Manager at Waterton Park explained, "They (safety specialists) do this by releasing explosives from a helicopter, so they need good visibility and calm wind in order to do that.

 

Unfortunately ,McGillis says the weather didn't cooperate long enough to complete the operation and it's still too dangerous for recovery people to go into the back country.

 

McGillis also related how there has been wide-spread, large avalanches throughout the park, with the potential for more. Since the day of the accident, Waterton Park has had more than 50-cms of snow at the base of the avalanches with more up above.

 

McGillis couldn't says how far into the back-country the body is located but, it is a significant hike beyond the road and up into the mountains. Recovery cannot be done until avalanche control is complete and that depends on the weather.

 



Posted on Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 4/17/2014 5:36:19 PM
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