Lone snowmobiler saved by other sledders after avalanche near Terrace, B.C.

Lone B.C. snowmobiler saved from avalanche

TERRACE, B.C. — A snowmobiler from northwestern British Columbia owes his life to the quick action of five rescuers after he was caught in an avalanche north of Terrace.

Terrace Search and Rescue spokesman Dave Jephson says two groups of snowmobilers were in the Rosswood area on Sunday when the sledder passed them.

He says they saw the man climbing up one of the chutes toward the top of a nearby mountain in the area about 40 kilometres north of Terrace.

Jephson says the snow fractured around the lone sledder and engulfed him.

The man wasn’t wearing a locator beacon so the five snowmobilers used probes to try to pinpoint his location.

Jephson says they found him buried under a metre of snow but were able to dig him out in time. (CJFW)

The Canadian Press

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