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8th body recovered in Canada avalanches

8th body recovered in Canada avalanches

Police have recovered the eighth and final body from western Canada's backcountry after back-to-back weekend avalanches buried 11 snowmobilers.
Police said Tuesday that Daniel Bjarnason's body was recovered by search-and-rescue personnel using probes.
The bodies of seven men were recovered Monday near Fernie in British Columbia's Elk Valley, about 550 miles (885 kilometers) east of Vancouver, where the snowmobilers were swept away when avalanches hit Sunday.
All 11 snowmobilers were buried by the heavy snow, but three from the group clawed through the avalanche debris and reached safety on Sunday.


Updated : 2021-07-30 09:21 GMT+08:00