Canada avalanches

Monday, December 29th 2008, 6:08 pm
By: News 9

FERNIE, British Columbia (AP) -- Police say six bodies have been recovered from the scene of two avalanches that struck in southeastern British Columbia.
   They say that Monday's recovery left two other snowmobilers still unaccounted for.
   The six bodies were being removed from the scene near Fernie by helicopter.
   Three other men from the group pulled themselves free Sunday and tried to claw through the snow for their companions, but gave up in anguish as they feared another slide.
   Search efforts had been delayed by the need to bomb snow in the area to reduce the chance of more avalanches impeding rescuers.