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Two people hurt in backcountry avalanche near Golden, B.C.

December 30, 2013 - 4:27 PM

GOLDEN, B.C. - A group of backcountry skiers has been rescued after being caught up in an avalanche near Golden, B.C., not far from the Alberta boundary.

RCMP received a call from the International Emergency Response Reporting Centre on Sunday indicating that an avalanche beacon had been activated.

One of the 10 people involved was able to relay that everyone had been accounted for after the avalanche near Hope Creek, northwest of Golden.

Police say two members of the party were injured when the snow rolled down over the group.

Members of the Golden and District Search and Rescue team responded to the area Sunday night, were able to stabilize the injured and stayed with the group overnight.

The group was flown out of the area by helicopter Monday morning.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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