An avalanche just outside of McBride near Dore River on Saturday killed one snowmobiler and another is missing.
A local source said that the two men were visiting from Edmonton. They’d gone snowmobiling with two other people who witnessed the avalanche happen, as reported by CBC. The two others had stayed at the bottom of the hill because they were less experienced, the person said.
Search and rescue efforts to reach the missing person were hampered on the weekend by poor conditions, CBC reported.
A man at the McBride Hotel said that patrons at the Gigglin’ Grizzly Pub – which is popular with snowmobilers – had a moment of silence for the deceased Saturday night.
Locals said a snowmobiler was last killed in the area two years ago, when two people plunged into a ravine thinking it was a jump.