An avalanche near Mount McCrae has claimed the life of two heli-skiers and seriously injured another person.
On January 23, at approximately 2:30 pm, the Revelstoke RCMP were informed of an avalanche that occurred near the Alkolkolex tenure southeast of Revelstoke near an area known as Chocolate Bunnies. It was reported that a small group of people had been heli-skiing in the area at the time of the avalanche.
Once the Revelstoke RCMP were made aware, all three skiers caught in the avalanche had been located, and were already being transported via helicopter for emergency medical assistance to local hospitals.
Immediate action was taken on scene by all involved to locate the victims, provide first aid and transport by helicopter to hospital, but the efforts to save the lives of the two skiers were unsuccessful, said Revelstoke RCMP Detachment Commander Sergeant Chris Dodds
The third skier involved remains at hospital in serious condition.