Search is on for BC avalanche victims

Second deadly avalanche in one week

Authorities are once again searching for trapped snowmobilers after a Friday afternoon avalanche outside of Revelstoke, BC. One man is confirmed dead. RCMP have said the avalanche was triggered by snowmobilers riding on Eagle Pass Mountain, west of Revelstoke. The slide occurred one week after another avalanche plowed into 200 snowmobilers, leaving two men dead. Revelstoke Mayor David Raven has expressed frustration about the events, saying: “How many times do you have to tell people that it’s an extreme avalanche hazard out there?” RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk has said that the number of people in the area of the avalanche is unclear, but searchers do believe people are buried in the snow.

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