Avalanche triggered by skier out of bounds near Whitewater

Another avalanche around the region...this one triggered by a skier, who was out of bounds in the Whitewater area near Nelson.

RCMP, Search and Rescue, a helicopter and paramedics were called out to the area.

Fortunately two friends had seen the skier swept away, and one was able to go get help.

The skier, a 30 year old French National, was taken to hospital with lower back and pelvic injuries.

Locally, the avalanche risk is considerable at tree line.