Lethbridge Herald

Skier rescued in Banff park


A skier was flown by helicopter in lifethreat­ening condition to Calgary after she was caught in an avalanche in Banff National Park.

STARS Air Ambulance spokesman Mark Oddan says in an email that the 32-year-old woman was in the Mount Hector area north of Lake Louise when the slide occurred Friday.

Oddan says their helicopter crew was told she was under the snow for approximat­ely 45 minutes and that friends got her out.

He says another chopper operated by Alpine Helicopter took the woman from the scene, and the STARS helicopter then picked her up at the Banff Wardens office.

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