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Two people injured in avalanche on mountain in Southern Alps

Search and rescue crews have lifted two people off a mountain north of Glenorchy after an avalanche.

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The avalanche occurred at Mt Earnslaw at about 8am. Source: 1 NEWS

Emergency services were called to the scene just before 8 this morning.

Police say two people were caught up in the avalanche at Mt Earnslaw.

St John told 1 NEWS one person has moderate injuries and the other has minor injuries.

Both were flown to Lakes District Hospital by helicopter.