BRITISH COLUMBIA

Three Saskatchewan men taken to hospital after avalanche at B.C.'s Kicking Horse

02/03/2015 07:50 EST | Updated 04/05/2015 05:59 EDT
GOLDEN, B.C. - Two of three Saskatchewan men have been seriously injured after being caught up in an avalanche in southeast British Columbia.

Brendon Teichroeb of Yorkton, Roy Hutton of Saskatoon and Matthew Taylor of Regina, all in their 20s, were snowboarding and skiing at Kicking Horse Mountain Resort in Golden, B.C.

RCMP say the men were on a backcountry run for expert skiers called Terminator 2 when they went out of bounds and were caught up in the avalanche on Tuesday afternoon.

One of the men called 911 and a safety team from the resort was able to quickly locate the three.

Teichroeb was not hurt in the avalanche and called his father in Yorkton, but Taylor has a broken leg and Hutton has broken arms and a messed-up back, and both are in hospital.

The three were experienced skiers, and Teichroeb's father says one friend previously worked in B.C. and knows the hills.

"He was up top a little bit higher and saw it happen," says Lindsay Teichroeb. "He sounded kind of shook up on the phone so I think it was still pretty fresh in his mind." (CJME)