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Back country skier killed in avalanche near Golden

A search and rescue helicopter heads toward a deadly avalanche site in a March 14, 2010 photo near Revelstoke.
Image Credit: THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
April 13, 2014 - 10:25 AM

GOLDEN, B.C. - Golden Search and Rescue is confirming that a woman was caught and killed in an avalanche while skiing near Golden, B.C.

Spokesman Ben Tanasichuk says that the accident occurred Friday afternoon and the woman was flown by helicopter to hospital in Golden and then later to a hospital in Calgary.

Tanasichuk says she was skiing on Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows.

The group of skiers managed to dig her out but there are reports she had been buried for about 45 minutes by an avalanche triggered when they were making their way up the slope.

Tanasichuk says further details are being withheld until the family of the victim is notified.

- With files from The Canadian Press

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