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Crews await better weather to rescue B.C. skier stuck in crevasse for 6 days

03/18/2013 04:10 EDT | Updated 05/18/2013 05:12 EDT
LAKE LOUISE, Alta. - Crews are waiting for the weather to clear before they try to rescue a B.C. man who's been stuck in a crevasse for six days after falling into a gap while backcountry skiing near Lake Louise, Alberta.

The man was among three skiers on the Wapta ice field last Wednesday when he tumbled into the opening.

The other two activated a distress beacon, but the weather was so bad that search crews couldn't get to them until Friday.

Omar McDadi of Parks Canada says crews need another break in the weather so they can try to rescue the third man.

He says searchers placed their gear near the crevasse when they were there the first time so they're ready for a renewed rescue bid.

The man is said to be from Abbotsford, B.C., but no name has been released and his condition is not known. (News1130,The Canadian Press)

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