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Saturday, 31 December 2011

Second skier dies in another B.C. avalanche

Wasif Chudhary

A heliskier has died in an avalanche near Revelstoke, B.C. - the second skier to die in a B.C. avalanche in as many days.

The skier died Friday, RCMP said. The skier was reportedly one of four skiers buried by the avalanche from a group of 11, according to Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

RCMP could not be immediately reached for comment Saturday morning, but told local media Friday night that a male skier on a heli-skiing excursion died in a human-triggered avalanche at a location approximately 35 kilometres southeast of Revelstoke. The victim was one of four people buried in the avalanche, according to the Revelstoke Times Review.

Cpl. Moskaluk did confirm the victim was not from the Revelstoke area.

On Thursday, a veteran Whistler ski patroller died north of Pemberton, B.C., after an avalanche swept him through rough terrain and trees.

RCMP confirmed the deceased is Duncan MacKenzie, 30, of Whistler.

Four people were skiing in the Caspar Creek area north of Pemberton when the avalanche hit Thursday afternoon around 3:30 p.m. Avalanche warnings had been in effect in the area since Wednesday.

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