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Canada Calgary man killed in B.C. avalanche

02:38  10 january  2018
02:38  10 january  2018 Source:   msn.com

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A Calgary man killed in an avalanche in British Columbia last week is being remembered for his adventurous spirit and love of the outdoors. Body of Alberta man recovered in avalanche near Fernie, B . C .

Police said a 30-year-old Calgary man died in the avalanche and a 40-year-old man from Winnipeg was taken to hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. Saturday's avalanche follows another in B . C . almost a month ago in which five snowmobilers were killed .

FERNIE, B.C. - The body of a 36-year-old Calgary man has been recovered from the site of an avalanche east of Fernie, B.C.

Police say the avalanche came down in the Lizard Mountain range on Monday afternoon.

The man was with a large group of back country skiers when he and another person split off to ski on their own.

Police say both people were caught in the slide — one was able to get free to dig out the Calgary man, but he was already dead.

Both skiers were experienced and police say they were carrying appropriate equipment including transceivers and transmitters.

Fernie Search and Rescue technicians removed the remaining nine members of the ski group from the area and have recovered the body of the man, whose name hasn't been released.

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