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Date: 2016-01-21
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Crested Butte, Kebler Pass, Ruby Bowl
State: CO
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and 1 killed

A Crested Butte local was buried and killed on Thursday afternoon west of town. The victim and a friend were riding "Canadian" tandem, side-by-side when they triggered the avalanche. As they tried to escape the slide they may have hit a tree causing the victim to fall into a tree well that was overrun by the avalanche. His friend was not buried.

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Posted 23 Jan 2016 at 0010 MST.