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June 19, 2009

SKIER SUES VOLUNTEER GROUP FOR NOT SAVING HIS WIFE

Cnews, Canada - Concerned about a lack of legal support from the province of B.C., Golden and District Search and Rescue is suspending service after a skier named it in a lawsuit last month.

Joel Jackson, president of Golden and District Search and Rescue, said the group won't resume operations until legal coverage is provided to volunteers by the Provincial Emergency Program. . .

The issue came to the forefront last month after Quebec skier Gilles Blackburn launched a lawsuit seeking damages from the Golden search and rescue society, as well as the RCMP and Kicking Horse Resort, after he and his wife spent nine days lost in the wilderness.

He claims the three organizations didn't do enough to save him and his wife, Marie-Josee Fortin, 44, after they became lost on Feb. 15. Fortin died of hypothermia seven days into the ordeal.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

On the contrary, they did too much, and one idiot was still alive.

June 20, 2009 1:56 PM  

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