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Snowboarder killed in avalanche at Brandywine Bowl close to Whistler

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A forty five-year-old man is useless after an avalanche within the space of Brandywine Bowl close to Whistler.

Whistler RCMP mentioned it was notified of the avalanche simply after 2 p.m.

A number of folks had been caught within the slide, together with a snowboarder who remained lacking when the snow settled.

“These within the space instantly started trying to find the snowboarder and Whistler RCMP and Whistler Search and Rescue headed into the Callaghan Valley space,” mentioned RCMP Cpl. Sascha Banks in a media launch.

“Roughly 45 minutes later the 45-year-old male from the Sea to Sky was positioned, and sadly he succumbed to his accidents.”

Police consider the snowboarder and two different companions had been caught in a previous avalanche and had been making an attempt to get out of the realm when a second slide occurred.

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Police and the BC Coroners Service are each investigating.

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“4 severe search and rescue calls within the final three days, two of them deadly, and a mess of significant accidents,” Banks mentioned.

“The calls communicate for themselves…the backcountry within the Sea to Sky just isn’t steady in the mean time, it’s time to attend and postpone your touring journey right here for an additional time.”

No different accidents had been instantly reported.

On Jan. 1, a skier was killed within the Brandywine sledding space after falling right into a tree effectively.


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Skier killed in avalanche close to Blackcomb


Skier killed in avalanche close to Blackcomb

On Friday, one individual was killed and two others had been injured when 4 folks had been caught in an avalanche within the “Poop Chute” backcountry space close to the Blackcomb Glacier.

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READ MORE: One dead, two injured in avalanche near Blackcomb Glacier

Avalanche Canada listed the alpine areas of the Sea-to-Sky area as being at “appreciable” threat of an avalanche on Saturday.

Earlier within the day, North Shore Rescue issued a warning urging folks to remain in-bounds on native mountains, and that that poor climate circumstances and unstable snowpack had been a recipe for catastrophe.




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