Woman remains in hospital after avalanche near Field B.C.
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Woman remains in hospital after avalanche near Field B.C.

Last Updated Mar 12, 2019 at 8:04 am MDT

Parks Canada says the bodies of two American snowshoers who were caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park have been recovered after rescuers were finally able to get to the snowslide. The site of an avalanche on Mt. Hector, which claimed the lives of two U.S. citizens, is seen in Banff National Park in a March 16, 2017, handout image. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Parks Canada, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

FIELD (660 NEWS) –  A woman is listed in critical, life-threatening condition in a Calgary hospital after she was caught in an avalanche near Field, B.C.

Parks Canada confirms the woman was with a group of ice-climbers
in Yoho National Park on Monday when the slide happened.

Covenant Health says reports of the avalanche came in around 4:00 p.m. MT and emergency medical authorities in Banff responded.

The victim, who is believed to be in her 30s, was airlifted to the Foothills Medical Centre.

There are no reports of anyone else being injured.