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Magrath man dies in avalanche near Castle Mountain

Magrath man dies in avalanche near Castle Mountain
A backcountry avalanche between Carbondale and Castle Mountain claimed the life of a Magrath man Saturday afternoon.
A backcountry avalanche between Carbondale and Castle Mountain claimed the life of a Magrath man Saturday afternoon.

Magrath man dies in avalanche near Castle Mountain

With files from Crowsnest Pass RCMP
Shootin’ the Breeze With files from Crowsnest Pass RCMP
February 25, 2024
February 25, 2024

A backcountry avalanche claimed the life of a 46-year-old Magrath man Saturday afternoon.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP reported that two adult males and two children were snowmobiling between Carbondale and Castle Mountain Ski Resort when an avalanche occurred.

RCMP say one of the men escaped with the children but the second male was buried in the snow. 

The incident was reported to Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek RCMP around 6 p.m., and an investigation determined the incident took place at approximately 1 p.m.

Pincher Creek RCMP recovered the body of the missing male early Sunday afternoon with assistance from Southwest Alberta Regional Search and Rescue, Fernie Search and Rescue K9 and handler, and Alberta Conservation.

Condolences are extended to the family and friends of the deceased.

 

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A backcountry avalanche claimed the life of a 46-year-old Magrath man Saturday afternoon.

Crowsnest Pass RCMP reported that two adult males and two children were snowmobiling between Carbondale and Castle Mountain Ski Resort when an avalanche occurred.

RCMP say one of the men escaped with the children but the second male was buried in the snow. 

The incident was reported to Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek RCMP around 6 p.m., and an investigation determined the incident took place at approximately 1 p.m.

Pincher Creek RCMP recovered the body of the missing male early Sunday afternoon with assistance from Southwest Alberta Regional Search and Rescue, Fernie Search and Rescue K9 and handler, and Alberta Conservation.

Condolences are extended to the family and friends of the deceased.

 

Aerial view of the Cowley Lions Campground on the Castle River in southwestern Alberta

 

 

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