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Sun Feb 16, 2020, 09:35 PM

Searchers recover bodies of 2 killed in Colorado avalanche

Source: AP

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — Searchers have recovered the bodies of two Colorado men who died after being caught in a weekend avalanche in central Colorado, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported Sunday.

Three men were riding snowbikes Saturday afternoon when they were caught in the slide about 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of Vail. One man was able to dig himself out and called for help at about 4:45 p.m, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

The other men were carried into a gully at the bottom of a drainage area, avalanche debris piled up deeply and they were fully buried, the Avalanche Information Center said in a statement.

Hunter Schleper of Vail told KCNC-TV that he and his friends dug for five hours trying to find the victims. Schleper posted on Facebook that they located the riders under 20 feet (6 meters) of snow. But Vail Mountain Rescue told them to stop their efforts Saturday evening because of low visibility and avalanche danger.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Sun Feb 16, 2020, 11:06 PM

1. Happens every year and it's so sad.

About twenty-two years ago one of my oldest son's preschool teacher's husband was killed in an avalanche.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Mon Feb 17, 2020, 10:59 AM

2. This Southerner just learned what a snowbike is.....





I can see this being a risky sport, especially in mountainous terrain.

KY.............

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Tue Feb 18, 2020, 02:24 AM

3. May their famlies find peace.

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