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Two snowmobilers buried by avalanche north of Kamloops

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March 15, 2016 - 6:56 AM

KAMLOOPS - An avalanche in an area northwest of Blue River has claimed the lives of two people. 

Kamloops Search and Rescue is heading to Blue River to assist Wells Gray Search and Rescue in the recovery of two snowmobilers who were buried in an avalanche yesterday, March 14.

Search Manager Alan Hobler says a group of seven people were snowmobiling northwest of Blue River when an avalanche was triggered, burying two people. Three people stayed on scene to look for the people buried while two others went for help.

Hobler believes the ones on scene located the bodies and pulled them to the surface. Wells Gray search members are flying in to recover the bodies this morning and six members of Kamloops Search and Rescue are on site to support the team as needed.

Yesterday a body was recovered from an avalanche in the Shuswap area north of Celista and last week a Sicamous man died after being buried in an avalanche in the Owl’s Head recreation area.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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