Monday, December 29, 2008

Breaking News: 8 Snowmobilers Believed Dead in SE B.C.

A terrible tragedy has hit British Columbia near year's end. Eight snowmobilers are believed to be dead, after being buried in an avalanche. Only 3 among the group of 11 were able to climb out.

More available here and here. Click on the map to see a full-screen one with further details.

Video clips can be seen here and here.

I apologize for detracting from the primary concern at hand but I must draw your attention to an example of what appears to be a common mindset amongst CBC News regulars. To this story was added this comment:

You dismiss one moron in any group but look how many people "recommended" this particular comment! To it and others like it I wrote this:

Am I reading this right, several commenters on here are chastising those who have likely just died (and whose families may be reading this very story) and hundreds of CBC readers are praising such comments? You are ghouls beyond the sickest depravity imaginable.


Chris in MB said...

This is exactly the reason why I rarely read the comments on any CBC article.

David in North Burnaby BC said...

I avoid the CBC in all its incarnations like the plague in winter. Better for the blood pressure.