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Nelson Search and Rescue extracts skier from Qua Creek

January 29, 2012 - Courtesy RCMP
January 29, 2012
— image credit: Courtesy RCMP

At approximately 10:30 a.m. Nelson Search and Rescue responded to an incident near Qua Creek where a 57-year-old male skier was injured and required medical assistance.

The skier, one in a party of about five backcountry skiers, was a guest of the Wildhorse Catskiing operation based out of Ymir.

The search and rescue team responded to the area south of Whitewater Ski Resort via helicopter with a doctor and team of several avalanche technicians on scene.

The injured skier was then transported to the Nelson airport where ambulances then moved him to the Kootenay Lake Hospital.

Nelson Search and Rescue was requested to perform the rescue by RCMP who received a distress signal from a spot beacon.

Nelson Search and Rescue were unable to comment on the man's condition or the cause of injury, but did say that the party was not involved in any avalanches.

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