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Date: 1999-01-19
Submitted By: Larry Livingood
Place: Casper Bowl, Jackson Hole
State: WY
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 snowboarder swept over 300' cliff and killed

There was a fatality at the JH Ski Area in the Casper Bowl area around 11 :30 AM on January 19th. Initial investigations classified the incident as a fall. Subsequently, the fatality was attributed to the failure of the snowpack above the 300' cliff band which he was swept over...1 foot slab about 50' long. The slide was classified it as SS-AD-O-1-1'. The victim, a 17 year old male. died from head trauma.