February 21, 2016 5:43 pm
Updated: August 4, 2016 9:31 pm

Seven people taken to hospital after another avalanche near Golden, BC

WATCH ABOVE: Ambulance helicopters transported several people to hospital, with one in critical condition, following a pair of avalanches in British Columbia over the weekend. Avalanche Canada had issued a warning for southern and southeast portion of the province on Friday.


CALGARY – BC Ambulance says seven people were taken to hospital after an avalanche that happened late Sunday morning in the Esplanade Range area near Golden, B.C.

Six people were injured and one person, a 64-year-old man from Canmore, is in critical condition.

Six ambulances and two helicopters from Calgary and STARS were dispatched to the area just after 11 a.m. local time.

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Golden RCMP says that 13 people in total were skiing in a guided tour when the avalanche was triggered. People in the group were from both British Columbia and Alberta.

On Saturday, a 30-year-old Calgary man was killed and a 40-year-old man from Winnipeg was taken to hospital when an avalanche struck four riders in the Quartz Creek area west of Golden.

Avalanche Canada issued a warning Friday as potentially deadly snow conditions develop on slopes across parts of eastern and southeastern British Columbia.

– With files from The Canadian Press

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