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Snowmobiler safe following avalanche north of Terrace

A snowmobiler caught in an avalanche north of Terrace is safe following the quick help of five rescuers.

Terrace Search and Rescue’s Dave Jephson says two groups of snowmobilers were in the Rosswood area on Sunday when the sledder passed them.

He says they saw the man climbing up one of the chutes toward the top of a nearby mountain in the area.

Jephson says the snow became loose around the lone sledder and it then swallowed him up.

The man wasn’t wearing a locator beacon so the five snowmobilers used probes to try to pinpoint his location.

Jephson says they found him buried under a metre of snow but were able to dig him out in time.

According to Avalanche Canada, the risk level for avalanches along the northwest mountains are expected to reach the considerable level.

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