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Date: 2010-03-30
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Place: Near Brundage Mountain
State: ID
Country: USA
Fatalities: 2
Summary: 3 snowmobilers caught, 2 buried and killed


Avalanche kills two near McCall


Posted on March 30, 2010 at 5:52 PM

Updated yesterday at 6:25 PM

MCCALL -- Idaho County Sheriff's Department has confirmed two people have died in an avalanche near McCall.

Six people were snowmobiling in the Hard Creek Guard Station near Brundage Mountain when three of them were caught in the slide.

Two of the three were buried in the snow for over three and a half hours before their bodies were recovered.

KREM-TV reports those killed were from Colfax, Washington. Their identities have not yet been released.

A series of wet wintry storms moved across the area Tuesday, bringing heavy snow to many mountain areas throughout central Idaho.

Idaho County Sheriff's Department is still investigating the incident