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Date: 2009-12-18
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Place: Rock Lake west of Cascade
State: ID
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 snowmobilers caught, 1 buried and killed, 1 fully buried and recovered


<B>Payette man dies in avalanche near Cascade</B>

VALLEY COUNTY - Valley County officials said a Payette man was killed in an avalanche in the area of Rock Lake west of Cascade this afternoon.

Joel Barrie, 24, was riding with several snowmobilers in the area of Rock Lake west of Cascade when at 1:41 p.m. he was caught in an avalanche that buried him and another rider, officials said. One rider was located and dug out within a few minutes and suffered no life threatening injuries.

Officials said Barrie was found buried about 5 feet deep in snow with the snowmobile he was riding on top of him. His body was recovered approximately 45 minutes after the avalanche was triggered. Resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful.