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Updated: 20th November 2018 09:09

One person airlifted to Calgary hospital after avalanche near Golden, B.C.

Police say one person was taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

RCMP say slide occurred Friday in backcountry near Hospital Creek, victim seriously injured

STARS air ambulance was dispatched to Golden, B.C., Friday afternoon for reports of a person seriously injured in an avalanche. (CBC)

Police say one person was taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

RCMP were alerted Friday afternoon that a slide had occurred in the backcountry near Hospital Creek.

The force says one person was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital in Calgary.

Avalanche Canada issued a special warning Thursday, urging anyone venturing into B.C.'s backcountry to take extra caution.

The group warns that nearly three weeks of storms have created a snowpack with a complex mix of weak layers.

The danger is expected to persist through Monday and anyone without avalanche training is encouraged to avoid the backcountry.

Corrections

  • In the original version of this story the Canadian Press reported the avalanche occurred on Saturday. The avalanche actually happened on Friday.

    Feb 11, 2018 1:55 PM MT

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