8 Die in Avalanche Horror

Snowmobilers caught in two avalanches
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 30, 2008 2:17 AM CST

(Newser) – The bodies of seven Canadian snowmobilers killed in two avalanches have been recovered by a search team in British Columbia, reports the Vancouver Sun. The double tragedy occurred as survivors of a first avalanche searched desperately for their friends before they, too, were engulfed by snow. The search for an eighth victim was suspended yesterday due to inclement weather.

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"The families of the victims are congregated together in support of each other. I believe they all expect the worst in a situation like this," said a spokesman for the rescue team. "Searchers put the labor in front of their emotions. The emotional impact grips you once it's over."
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