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Date: 2001-02-24
Submitted By: Frank W. Baumann
Place: Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere
State: BC
Country: CANADA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 skiers caught, 1 killed, 1 injured

Sadly, another fatality- this time a 34 year old ski mountaineer who was caught in a slide in the Bugaboos Mountains, near Invermere, B.C. (southeastern B.C.).

Here is the confirming initial story from CKNW radio in Vancouver ( ).


COLUMBIA VALLEY (CKNW/AM980) -- Another avalanche has

struck in the south east part of the province. Columbia Valley RCMP

say a snow slide has killed one person and injured another in the

Bugaboo range.

The two were on a private ski tour.

Mounties say guides from Canadian Mountain Holidays helped at the

rescue scene.

RCMP say there's no indication other people are in the avalanche


Police are withholding names until they can notify next of kin. There

is no word where the victims are from.