April 5, 2018 9:45 pm
Updated: April 6, 2018 1:10 am

Woman sent to hospital after being buried by avalanche near Lake Louise

The view from the top of Sentinel Pass in July 2015.

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A woman is safe after being buried by an avalanche near Lake Louise on Thursday evening, according to RCMP.

Three adults – two women and one man — were involved in the avalanche, which RCMP were alerted to by a personal GPS device at about 5 p.m.

RCMP confirmed one of the women was trapped in snow near Sentinel Pass. The pass, located behind Mount Temple, is reachable by a 10-kilometre trail that runs west of Moraine Lake. Police said the other man and woman searched for the buried woman for about 15 minutes, found her and were able to dig her out.

RCMP told Global News the woman suffered hypothermia but was in stable condition.

STARS Air Ambulance confirmed one of its crews was dispatched to Lake Louise at about 6:20 p.m. but the call was later cancelled.

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