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2nd Canadian Avalanche in 2 Days Kills Skier

By: AP
By: AP

REVELSTOKE, British Columbia (AP) -- Officials say the second
deadly avalanche in western Canada within two days has killed a
skier.

Royal Canadian Mounted Police Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said Saturday
that the 45-year-old skier died Friday afternoon near Revelstoke,
British Columbia.

He says the victim was among a group of 11 people led by a guide
who were heli-skiing. Heli-skiing tours involve using helicopters
to take downhill skiers to terrain difficult to reach by other means to ski in a natural setting.

Moskaluk says four of the skiers were caught in an avalanche
which completely buried the man who died.

The remaining members of the group were safely pulled out.

Duncan MacKenzie, 30, a longtime ski patroller, was killed in a
snowslide east of Pemberton, British Columbia, on Thursday.


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