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PG SAR Respond to Avalanche

Saturday, January 23, 2016 @ 5:36 PM

Prince George, B.C. – Prince George Search and Rescue (PGSAR) is responding to an avalanche in the Torpy area east of Prince George.

PGSAR search manager Dale Bull says they first responded to the call early this afternoon.

“We do have a crew that are responding by snowmobile right now. We were unable to respond by helicopter as the weather conditions just didn’t allow for it,” he says.

“I don’t know how big the party was, how many people are involved or the extent of any injuries.”

He says PGSAR has sent out a team of four personnel “with others in reserve for alternate plans if we need to come up with one.”

The deployment comes just one day after Avalanche Canada issued a Special Public Avalanche Warning for recreational back country users from Friday January 22 to Monday January 25.

As 250News reported yesterday, the warning applies to the NW Coast and South Coast Inland, as well as the following central interior mountain regions—Cariboos, North Columbia, South Columbia, Purcells, Kootenay-Boundary and the Lizard/Flathead region.

We’ll update this story as soon as more information becomes available.


hope nobody is hurt

Probably wouldn’t be responding otherwise…

SAR responding to an avalanche usually does not end well for the victim(s). Hopefully this is not too bad.

Hope everyone is ok.

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