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Snowmobiler who died in Colorado is the 28th killed in avalanches across the US this season

February 19, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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The body of a snowmobiler missing near Rand, Colorado has been found, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. The grim discovery marked the 28th avalanche death this season.

(CNN)The body of a snowmobiler missing near Rand, Colorado has been found, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

According to officials, two snowmobilers were caught by a large avalanche near Ruby Mountain on Tuesday.

The accident occurred on a slope at around 11,400 feet and the avalanche was about three quarters of a mile wide and 400 feet high.

The riders were with four other snowmobilers at the time, but the man who died was standing on a steep slope away from his snowmobile when the avalanche occurred.

The name of the avalanche victim was not released.

Also this week, a snowmobiler was buried and killed in an avalanche in the Squaw Creek Drainage area southeast of Alpine, Wyoming on Wednesday, according to CAIC, which keeps a running tally of avalanche deaths across the country.

An avalanche occurs when a layer of snow collapses and travels downhill rapidly.

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