Lethbridge man rescued from avalanche near Alberta-B.C. border

By Josh Hoffman (@JoNoHoffman On Twitter)
January 8, 2018 - 2:06pm

FERNIE -  Search and Rescue (SAR) has safely located a man who was buried in a small avalanche near the Alberta border.

The agency says in a Facebook post, they were called out to the Tent Mountain area early Monday morning after the man called for help around midnight Sunday.

The 43 year old from Lethbridge was timber biking and was stuck under his bike and snow.

SAR members of out of Fernie and Sparwood sent snowmobiles into the Corbin Road area while other team members were dispatched to investigate the Last Known Point (LKP) established via cellphone ping.

The man was found by helicopter close to the LKP.  He was reportedly hypothermic but otherwise unharmed and sent to hospital in the Crowsnest Pass. No name has been released.

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