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Date: 2001-03-05
Submitted By: Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche
Place: Prater Peak
State: WY
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed

On Saturday, March 5 a snow machiner was killed in a slide on a west

facing aspect of Prater Peak. Two members of a three person group were

caught in the slide. One member was partially burried and dug out by the

witness. After approximately 90 minutes the other person was found

burried 2-3 down with the help of other snow machiners using tree limbs

to probe the area. CPR efforts were administered on the victim.

Mike Rheam Bridger-Teton National Forest Avalanche Center