5 Snowboarders Confirmed Dead Following Avalanche at Loveland Pass

5 Snowboarders Confirmed Dead Following Avalanche at Loveland Pass

ALL

5 Snowboarders Confirmed Dead Following Avalanche at Loveland Pass

By

Photos from Saturday’s avalanche photo by, Karl Gehrig of the denver post

Authorities have confirmed that five snowboarders died after getting caught in avalanche near Loveland Pass on Saturday.

The Avalanche

  • Approximately 200 meters wide
  • 350 meters long
  • 8 feet deep!

Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said that one man did survive after he was able to dig himself out and call for help.

Avalanche Debris from Saturday’s avalanche. photo:  karl gehrig/denver post

More information is expected to be released this afternoon. 

* This was the deadliest avalanche in Colorado since 1962.

* 11 people have been killed in avalanches in Colorado this season, nearly half of all USA fatalities.

 

More Unofficial Networks