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One airlifted to hospital following avalanche near Golden, B.C.

Avalanche Canada issued a special warning last week, urging anyone venturing into B.C.'s backcountry to take extra caution.

Police say one person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

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Police say one person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

GOLDEN, B.C. — Police say one person has been taken to hospital by air ambulance following an avalanche near Golden, B.C.

RCMP were alerted Saturday afternoon that a slide had occurred in the backcountry near Hospital Creek.

The force says one person was seriously injured and airlifted to a hospital in Calgary.

Avalanche Canada issued a special warning Thursday, urging anyone venturing into B.C.'s backcountry to take extra caution.

The group warns that nearly three weeks of storms have created a snowpack with a complex mix of weak layers.

The danger is expected to persist through Monday and anyone without avalanche training is encouraged to avoid the backcountry.

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