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Skier dies after being caught in avalanche in Banff National Park

Last Updated Jan 13, 2020 at 12:23 pm MST

(CREDIT: STARS Air Ambulance, Facebook)

BANFF – Avalanche Canada says a skier who was caught in a snowslide on Friday in Banff National Park died from her injuries on Saturday.

STARS Air Ambulance had said the 32-year old woman was flown to a Calgary hospital in life-threatening condition.

In an online report, Avalanche Canada says three skiers were on a south-facing slope of Mount Hector, north of Lake Louise, when the slide occurred.

They say a slab avalanche was triggered and ran for about 550 metres.

The report says the woman was caught and deeply buried by the debris before being dug out by the two other skiers.