Less than a day after an avalanche near Golden B.C. left one man dead, a second slide has been triggered sending seven people to hospital.
Golden-Field RCMP says one of the victims, a 64-year-old man from Canmore, was airlifted to a Calgary hospital in critical condition.
The B.C. Ambulance service says six ambulances and two air ambulances, including one from Alberta’s STARS air ambulance were dispatched to help the victims.
A second, 58-year-old woman from Calgary was also taken to a Kamloops hospital in serious condition, but police say her injuries don’t appear life threatening.
@BC_EHS paramedics have cleared the scene of an avalanche at Chatter Creek near Golden, BC. 7 patients cared for and transported.
— EmergHealthServices (@BC_EHS) February 21, 2016
Police say 13 people were skiing as a part of a guided tour when the slide was triggered, just after 11 am this morning.
The avalanche happened in an area near Chatter Creek, however Chatter Creek Mountain Lodges says the group was not booked with their company.
It comes on the heels of yesterday’s deadly slide that killed a 30-year-old Calgary snowmobiler and injured a 40 year old Winnipeg man.
On Friday, Avalanche Canada issued another warning to back country users about dangerous conditions.
More to come.