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Northern BC Avalanche kills one during heliski trip

one person has died after avalanche A group of helicopters attacked Tuesday afternoon in northern B.C.


The crash happened near Bell 2 Lodge, about 150 km north of Stewart.

BC Emergency Health Services was notified of the avalanche at 3:37 p.m., and met a heliskiing operator in Stewart to transport a patient via air ambulance to a hospital, it said in a Tuesday statement.

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In an email sent to Global News, the BC Coroner’s Service confirmed the death and has opened an investigation.

According to Avalanche Canada, Avalanche danger in the area Tuesday at the alpine and treeline levels were “considerable”.

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The considerable risk rating means that conditions are dangerous, and, while natural avalanches are possible, human-triggered avalanches are likely. There is a possibility of large and small avalanches.

Stewart is located at the southern tip of the Alaskan Panhandle, and is about a 3.5-hour drive north from Terrace.

With files from Karim Gowda

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2 backcountry skiers seriously injured after 3 avalanches near Pemberton

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