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Canmore doctor killed in avalanche

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 5:14 pm MDT

(CREDIT: Facebook user Adam Campbell)

BANFF (660 NEWS) – A skier caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park on Friday has died of her injuries.

STARS airlifted the 32-year old woman to a Calgary hospital in a life-threatening condition but, according to an online post from Avalanche Canada, she died the following day.

The victim, identified as Laura Kosakoski, was a Canmore-based family physician.

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Avalanche Canada says three skiers were on a south-facing slope of Mount Hector, north of Lake Louise, when the slab avalanche was triggered.

One of the skiers, Kosakoski, was deeply buried by the debris before being dug out by the two other skiers.

Kosakoski was the wife of ultramarathoner Adam Campbell who survived a fall in the Rogers Pass in 2016.

Campbell was one of the skiers with Kosakoski at the time.