Detailed Accident Report
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Crater Lake National Park, Garfield Peak
Summary: 1 snowshoer caught and killed
A missing snowshoer was presumed to have fallen to his death when a cornice collapsed along the rim of Crater Lake. Searchers followed snowshoe tracks leading from the trail to a collapsed portion of the cornice. If the snowshoer was on the cornice when it collapsed the subject would have tumbled down 1000 vertical feet to the lake.
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