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Blue Lake incident (Sun 17 AUG 08) 17-Aug-2008 At 4:34:47 PM Romfrantic
Hope all those involved are ok!\

"One person has been trapped under ice by an avalance in the
Kosciuszko National Park in NSW this afternoon, sparking a major
rescue operation.

The accident, which occurred around 1pm in a climbing area about three
kilometres from Blue Lake, was caused by the collapse of a feature
known as an ice cornice, a police spokesman said.

An ice cornice is an overhanging crest of ice on a snow drift.

Other people in the area reported that one person was trapped.

A helicopter and foot search is now underway, police and ambulance
statements said.

Ambulance and Special Casualty Access Teams, a South Care Helicopter,
police and State Emergency Service personnel are heading to the remote

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