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Date: 2014-03-05
Submitted By: AAA
Place: La Plata Mountains, Sharkstooth
State: CO
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 snowmobiler caught, buried and killed (presumed)

On Wednesday a group of 5 snowmobilers triggered an avalanche in the La Plata Mountains about 15 miles NE of Mancos, Colorado. The avalanche caught several riders and completely buried one. The rider was supposedly equipped with a transceiver but no signal has been detected. Following Thursday's search effort the search was suspended indefinitely. The sheriff says, "itís just too dangerous to go up there for a recovery."

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