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Date: 2016-01-24
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Mt Baker, Mt. Herman, north flank
State: WA
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 backcountry skiers caught, 1 injured, 1 killed

The NWAC reports that Sunday afternoon a backcountry avalanche on Mt Herman (west the Mt Baker Ski Area) that 2 backcountry skiers were caught. One was flown by air ambulance to a nearby hospital and the other was reported killed. At this time details are very few. Please see Bellingham Herald link for more details.

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Media Reports

25 Jan 2016 at 1035 MST.
26 Jan 2016 at 1035 with Bellingham Herald link