04/12/2014 10:05 EDT | Updated 06/12/2014 05:59 EDT

Woman killed in avalanche while skiing near southeastern British Columbia

GOLDEN, B.C. - Golden Search and Rescue is confirming that a woman was caught and killed in an avalanche while skiing near Golden, B.C.

Spokesman Ben Tanasichuk says that the accident occurred Friday afternoon and the woman was rushed to hospital.

He says she was skiing on Gothics Glacier above Fairy Meadows.

Tanasichuk says further details are being withheld until the family of the victim is notified.