Snowmobiler killed in avalanche in Alberta Rockies

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One man has died after being buried by an avalanche while snowmobiling in the backcountry near Castle Mountain ski resort in the Alberta Rockies close to the B.C. border, says Alberta RCMP.

The man, who RCMP have identified as a 46-year-old from Magrath, Alta., was snowmobiling with another adult male and two children on Saturday, when an avalanche occurred at approximately 1:00 p.m. MT.

In a statement, RCMP said that the two children were able to escape with one of the adult males, but the other was buried in the snow.

Crowsnest Pass and Pincher Creek RCMP received a report of the avalanche later

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