Canadian authorities said two missing tourists visiting Alberta, Canada, from Boston, Massachusetts, were confirmed deceased on Friday (March 17) when their bodies were found at the scene of an avalanche.
A man and woman from Boston were reported missing on Monday when they didn't check into their hotel in Field, B.C.
Their auto was located this week in in Banff National Park on the Icefields Parkway.
According to a release on Sunday, avalanche risk is still very high in the Banff, Yoho and Kootenay areas, especially at the alpine and above-tree levels.More news: Two girls denied entry on United flight for wearing leggings, witness reports
"The thoughts of all of Parks Canada staff are with the family and friends of these individuals and we are making every effort to get into the area and conduct a search as safely and efficiently as possible", the statement read.
The RCMP said the couple was last seen last Saturday when they had breakfast in Field. There were snowshoe tracks leading into nearby avalanche debris, and no tracks leading out. "We went a little bit further and were able to identify one of the people on the surface of the avalanche", said Grant Statham from Parks Canada.
Transceivers are electronic devices that emit a low-power pulsed beacon signal to help rescuers locate people in the event of an avalanche.
"On behalf of the RCMP, I want to offer our honest condolences to the families and friends of these two people in this hard time", a RCMP spokesman, Curtis Peters, said.