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Helicopters rescue two people after Remarkables avalanche

Aug 05, 2023

Two people have been rescued following an avalanche on the Remarkables, Queenstown.

Police say three helicopters were used to fly in ski patrol staff and dog teams from other ski areas just after midday Saturday.

Two people were partially buried in a 3-metre avalanche while skiing and snowboarding southeast of the Sugar Bowl area, at an altitude of nearly 2000 metres.

Read Crux coverage of the attempts over the past 48 hours by NZ Ski to manage the avalanche risk at the Remarkables ski field.

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