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1 Nelson police officer dead, 1 critically injured in the avalanche

British Columbia·BreakingThe Nelson Police board says one officer has been killed and a second has been critically injured in an avalanche near Kaslo, B.C.

The Nelson Police Board says the men were struck while on snowmobiles

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A view of Nelson, B.C., from a nearby mountain. One Nelson officer was killed and another was injured in an avalanche near Kaslo, B.C., an hour’s drive north of Nelson. (Shawn/Flickr)

One police officer has been killed and a second has been critically in an avalanche near Kaslo in southeastern B.C., the Nelson Police board says.

The board says the two officers were struck by the avalanche while on snowmobiles.

Avalanche Canada warned Sunday that B.C.’s snowpack is unusually weak this year and will be more vulnerable to avalanches.

More info to come.

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