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Skier dead in British Columbia avalanche

By CNN Staff
February 23, 2013 -- Updated 0256 GMT (1056 HKT)
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Incident occurred Friday afternoon
  • Two skiers were rescued by others in their group
  • A search and rescue team was to search Saturday for the body

(CNN) -- A skier died Friday in an avalanche outside controlled-area boundaries of Revelstoke Mountain Resort in British Columbia, a spokesman for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police told CNN.

Two other skiers buried in the avalanche were rescued by members of their party, said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk.

The incident, which was witnessed by resort staff members, occurred between 1 p.m and 1:30 p.m. PT, Moskaluk said in a telephone interview.

A search-and-rescue team was planning to search Saturday for the body. The gender of the victim was not known late Friday.

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