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Snowmobiler dies after being buried by avalanche near BC-Alberta border

A man has died after being buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in southwestern Alberta.

RCMP in Crowsnest Pass, Alta., say in a news release that two men and two children were snowmobiling in a back-country area in the vicinity of the Castle Mountain Resort on Saturday when a slide occurred.

Police say one of the men was able to escape with both children, but the other man was buried in the snow.

<who> Photo credit: Canadian Press </who> Traffic travels along Highway 3 through the Crowsnest Pass near Blairmore, Alta.

His body was recovered by searchers on Sunday.

Police say he has been identified as a 46-year-old from Magrath, Alta., but they have not released his name.

His body has been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.



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