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Date: 2005-01-13
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Fissure Creek, tributary to Ferguson Creek, NE of Trout Lake, BC
State: BC
Country: CANADA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 snowboarder caught, buried, and killed

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Snowboarder killed in avalanche

Friday, January 14, 2005

NAKUSP, B.C. -- A Revelstoke man has died after being buried in an avalanche while snowboarding in the Trout Lake area near Nakusp.

RCMP say the 33-year-old victim was with a group of eight to 10 people snowmobiling and boarding about 80 kilometres south of Revelstoke.

Nakusp and Revelstoke Mounties are investigating the death, along with a coroner from Nelson.

Police say a heli-skiing helicopter responded with a guide and two doctors shortly after the avalanche.

The man was transported to Revelstoke's Queen Victoria Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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