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Skier dies after being buried by avalanche near Pemberton

Avalanche claims the life of backcountry skier in B.C.
WATCH: A 42-year-old Squamish man was killed in snow slide near Pemberton on Friday. It comes as a warning was issued about an extreme avalanche danger in mountainous areas of both B.C. and Alberta. Catherine Urquhart has more on the life lost and the risk to others.

Whistler RCMP confirm a 42-year-old skier from Squamish died Thursday after being buried by an avalanche near Pemberton, B.C.

The avalanche happened just before 3 p.m. at Pebble Creek.

The man, who has not been named, was with a group of skiers that were well-equipped for the back country, says RCMP.

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Whistler RCMP and Pemberton Search and Rescue were called out to reach the man but due to weather conditions and flying restrictions the group could not be reached until Friday morning.

The group stayed at a nearby cabin until officials arrived on Friday.

The victim and the rest of the group were then flown back to Pemberton.

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Police are continuing to investigate, along with the B.C. Coroners Service.

Police say this was an experienced group of skiers who were properly equipped to be in the backcountry.