No injured or missing in Fairmont area landslide, B.C.
VANCOUVER, B.C. – No injured or missing people have been reported to date in Tuesday’s landslide in the Fairmont area of British Columbia, according to the Columbia Valley RCMP.
But all Canadian and international visitors present in the famed recreational area at the time of the landslide are advised to contact their families and inform them of their safety, said Cpl Dan Moskaluk, spokesman for the south east district.
With first reports of the landslide on Sunday at 4:45 pm, the Columbia Valley RCMP, together with the East Kootenays Regional District other emergency response teams, dispatched a team of 6 to 8 people comprising SED Air and traffic services personnel and a police dog to the disaster area.
Off-duty Iqaluit RCMP S/Sgt Neil Pearson who was holidaying in the area, went into “cop mode” and helped update the rescue team on the safety and well-being of some 600 campers cut off and stranded by the landslide.