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Alberta avalanche victims remembered as ‘rising stars’ at Massachusetts General Hospital

Obtained by Global News

Two Americans killed in an avalanche in Alberta this month are being remembered as “young rising stars” by their colleagues at a prestigious Boston hospital.

Officials at Massachusetts General Hospital said Monday that memorial funds have been established in honour of Victor Fedorov and Lauren Zeitels and that memorial services are being planned.

The two had been snowshoeing near Lake Louise and were last seen around March 11.

Parks Canada released a map of the area where two American snowshoers were caught in an avalanche. Parks Canada

RCMP said their bodies were recovered March 17.

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The hospital said the 32-year-old internal medicine residents were “seasoned outdoor enthusiasts” who embodied the “devotion, compassion and brilliance that represent the best of medicine and humanity.”

Zeitels grew up in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Fedorov was born in Moscow and grew up in Richmond, Virginia.

Watch below from March 17: The bodies of two American snowshoers buried in an avalanche near Lake Louise have been brought down off the mountain. Gary Bobrovitz reports.

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Bodies of missing American snowshoers recovered near Lake Louise – Mar 17, 2017