The Canadian Press

1998-11-16 | Avalanche-Trudeau

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Skiing friends of Pierre Trudeau's youngest son watched helplessly as Michel Trudeau struggled to reach shore after an avalanche swept him into a BC lake. Canadian Press reporter Scott Sutherland had this report.

Date: 1998-11-16
Placeline: Nelson, BC, Canada
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 34 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << the accident occurred late Friday is the twenty three year old was returning from a back country trek with several friends RCMP corporal Randy Cooke they did see him in the water did seem struggling in the water and then see him, ceased to struggle you know what I mean so whether they actually saw him sink into the lake I I can't I can't say the lake sits at the bottom of the coconut glaze here and is above the snow line experts say the chance of anyone surviving the bone chilling cold is minimal search and recovery efforts have been hampered by poor weather since the accident was reported Scott Sutherland Nelson >>

Clip ID: 19981116CPCN001