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Date: 2000-12-19
Submitted By: Gordon Burns, CARDA
Place: AREA NOT OPENED...Fernie Alpine Resort
State: BC
Country: CANADA
Summary: 1 skier caught, buried, and located alive by an avalanche rescue dog

INITIAL REPORT

OFFICIAL REPORT TO FOLLOW

A skier was skiing in area not opened yet for the season.

The skier was buried 1.5 meters for 25 minuntes.

No transceiver was worn by the skier.

A CARDA trained handler and dog found the buried skier alive.

Details to be posted as they arrive.