Man airlifted to hospital after Kananaskis avalanche
37-year-old in stable condition but suffering from traumatic injuries
A 37-year-old man is in stable condition after being pulled from an avalanche in Alberta's Kananaskis Country on Saturday.
STARS air ambulance confirmed it was dispatched to the scene at 2:36 p.m. and rendezvoused with local EMS at the Kananaskis Emergency Services Centre.
Kananaskis Country Public Safety said on Facebook the avalanche happened in the Arethusa Cirque area in the Highwood Pass and involved three skiers — one who managed to get out of the way, another who was partially buried and the third who was fully buried.
"The fully buried skier was quickly extricated by members of the party and stabilized as best as they could before public safety staff were able to get to the scene," read to the Facebook post.
The man suffered traumatic injuries but they were not life threatening.
The injured skier was taken by helicopter to waiting EMS and then STARS transported him to Foothills hospital in Calgary.