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Snowmobiler killed in avalanche on Eureka Peak east of Williams Lake

A 37-year-old man is dead after he was swept away by an avalanche on Eureka Peak east of Williams Lake Monday.

South Cariboo Search and Rescue were called out at about 4 p.m.

The man was with a group of snowmobilers when the avalanche happened, and sadly, the man was buried in the snow.

SAR attended in a helicopter, finding the site completely buried and were unable to set down. SAR did detect a transponder. SAR personnel and spoke with witnesses

Williams Lake RCMP spoke with SAR and learned that the site was currently not safe for anyone to access. SAR hopes to attend the scene, however weather and conditions may affect their ability to at this time.


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