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Date: 2003-03-27
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Brewer Creek area, southwest of Invermere
State: BC
Country: CANADA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 12 snowmobilers caught, unknown number buried, 1 killed



One person dead after 12 caught in avalanche in

B.C. Interior

Canadian Press

Friday, March 28, 2003


A guide leading a group of

snowmobilers was killed in

an avalanche in the Purcell

Mountains in the B.C.

Interior Thursday afternoon.

The other 11 snowmobilers

escaped uninjured in the slide

in the Brewer Creek area

southwest of Invermere.

RCMP identified the victim

as Ken Hoffert, 37, of

Invermere. The avalanche

came just one day after four avalanche deaths. Three snowmobilers were

killed in a slide near Fernie and - in a separate incident - a French heli-skier

died in an avalanche near Valemount.

The latest death brings to 24 the number of people killed in avalanches in

British Columbia this season.

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