7 injured in B.C. avalanche near area where fatal slide happened Saturday

GOLDEN, B.C. -- An avalanche has sent seven people to hospital near a British Columbia community, not far from where a snowmobiler died in another slide this weekend.

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Pamela Gole with the BC Ambulance Service said earlier Sunday that initial information indicated that 13 people were involved in an avalanche in the Chatter Creek area northwest of Golden, but she was later told that only the seven who were injured were involved.

Gole says one patient was airlifted with serious injuries, but she had no other details on the conditions of the others.

Deborah Tetley with STARS Air Ambulance says a helicopter was dispatched from Calgary to pick up a patient who was in critical condition following the avalanche, and bring the patient back to Calgary.

The BC Ambulance Service has cleared the scene, Gole said.

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.

Gole says she doesn't know whether those involved in Sunday's avalanche were snowmobilers or skiers.

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



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