New back country avalanche warning issued

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The Canadian Avalanche Centre and the B.C. Coroners Service are urging backcountry enthusiasts to not only carry avalanche transceivers but to practice using them before an emergency.

The warning comes after further investigation into the death of an Alberta snowmobiler, in a slide near Valemount, about ten days ago.

Ilya Storm of the avalanche centre, who notes, even though everyone in the Valemount group was carrying essential safety gear, including avalanche transceivers, the buried man couldn’t be located for more than three hours.

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It’s estimated, avalanche victims have an 80 per cent chance of survival, if dug out within 10 minutes of burial but only a 10 per cent chance, after just 35 minutes.

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