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Man Rescues Friend Trapped in Avalanche on Brandywine Mountain Near Whistler, B.C.

Written by; Chad Simco / TCCN Staff Writer
Added on: Thu Dec 25 2014

  


Earlier this afternoon at around 2:30 pm (Christmas Eve) two friends went snowmobiling on Brandywine Mountain (and Grizzly Lake), located 20 kilometres west of Whistler Mountain, when they got caught up in an avalanche.

After some period time, one of the men spotted the avalanche air pack of his partner then proceeded to dig in the snow and rescue his buried friend.

Search and Rescue crews arrived to the scene by helicopter and spotted the men leaving the area on their snowmobiles and gave the crew a "thumbs up", that they were OK.

Whistler RCMP Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair stated later that buried rider had regained consciousness however he was nauseous and vomiting and was urged to visit the hospital.

There were no other reports of people caught up in the avalanche.

In 2012, another snowmobile rider was killed by an avalanche near the same place on the Brandywine Mountain and the Grizzly Lake area.

  

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