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6 High School Skiing Fatalities in Glacier NP Avalanche in British Columbia

February 1 2003 at 10:08 PM
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REVELSTOKE, B.C. (CP) - Six back-country skiers are dead and one was missing after a second deadly avalanche in this area of east-central British Columbia in less than a month.
Ten others from the party of 17 skiers swept up in the slide on Saturday were rescued and airlifted to Glacier Park Lodge by helicopter with injuries reported to be minor, added Bob Pearce of the B.C. Ambulance Service.
The slide occurred in Glacier National Park, about 65 east of Revelstoke, in the Rogers Pass area known as Knock Creek.
The victims may have belonged to a high school group from Alberta, said Pam Doyle, superintendent for Parks Canada in Revelstoke.
Seven people in a party of 21 back-country skiers died in a Jan. 20 avalanche on Durrand Glacier. A memorial service for the victims was held just Friday in a Revelstoke church.
The avalanche Saturday occurred on Mount Cheops in Glacier National Park just before noon, said Doyle.
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