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Long night for injured skier

A long and painful night for a skier who broke his leg in the back country on Kootenay Pass over the weekend.

Nelson Search and Rescue’s Chris Armstrong says they got the message about the accident late Friday afternoon.

It took several hours for avalanche techs and a team from Nelson and the East Kootenay to locate the man in a remote location.

But it was too dark to use a helicopter.

Armstrong says this was not an avalanche related incident.

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