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Six people rescued from the B.C. backcountry this weekend

Search and rescue crews were called out to four challeging events this past weekend

Six people are safe following four challenging weekend rescues in central and southeastern British Columbia.

Search and rescue teams responded to separate calls about injured snowmobilers on Sunday, one in the Blue River area north of Kamloops and the other near the North Okanagan city of Enderby.

In both cases, Pete Wise of Vernon Search and Rescue says the sledders were winched aboard a waiting helicopter and taken to hospital, one with a broken leg, the other with a back injury.

South Cariboo Search and Rescue located two snowmobilers Sunday after the pair spent the night on Mica Mountain near 100 Mile House.

Just outside of the Big White ski area, two skiers were seperated from their group and reported missing abotu 8 p.m. Sunday night.

The Central Okanagan Serach and Rescue team managed to find the two men in their 20s abotu 3:30 a.m.

And Fernie Search and Rescue members found the two skiers late Sunday, successfully ending a 36-hour search in southeastern B.C.

Bad weather or a high risk of avalanches complicated all the rescues, prompting Wise to urge backcountry enthusiasts to better educate themselves before setting out. (CKIZ, CHBZ)

The Canadian Press

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