Australian dies in Canadian avalanche

Australian dies in Canadian avalanche

Australian dies in Canadian avalanche

A 42-year-old woman from New South Wales has died after she and a companion were caught in an avalanche at the popular Canadian ski resort of Whistler Blackcomb.

The snowboarders were in a permanently closed area above Lakeside Bowl on Blackcomb Mountain, the news outlet reports. "Unfortunately they went over the cliffs there and fell about 200 metres", Royal Canadian mounted Police Sergeant Rob Knapton told media.

That's when the woman was swept up by a small avalanche that pushed her off a cliff.

"These areas they close - they don't do it just because".

The resort confirmed there was a class one avalanche and that the woman was transported to the Whistler Health Care Centre, where she died.

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A 36-year-old man, meanwhile, was later rescued from the area, but Whistler Blackcomb did not elaborate on his condition.

Authorities are continuing to investigate the death, which Avalanche Canada said occurred on "steep, rocky, south-facing" slopes.

In a statement, Vail Resorts said it was extending its deepest sympathies to the woman's family and friends. It said a human-caused avalanche was triggered, although police could not confirm this.

In a statement to 10 daily a spokesperson for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade said it was "providing consular assistance, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter, to the family of an Australian woman who died in Canada".

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