View Full Version : Avalanche in Big Cottonwood
03-25-2005, 06:55 PM
Coming back from Solitude today down the canyon near Reynolds chute area was 3 to 4 ambulances two fire trucks and couple of sheriff vehicles...then just heard a quick blurb on the news confirming the slide
03-25-2005, 07:08 PM
03-25-2005, 07:09 PM
apparently there was one on mt. olympus also. SAR must be stretched thin right now. hope for the best.
03-26-2005, 09:26 AM
The men located the other, Derek Doman, who had created an air pocket to surround himself as he waited while the others dug to reach him. He was under several feet of snow for nearly 45 minutes as the others used shovels they had carried with them to dig him out.
03-26-2005, 12:09 PM
Goo - 45MIN jesus
what do you guys think about this:
He said Bruce Meisenheimer, 48, Draper, was able to find two skis and used them to ski down to the highway, where he called 911 from a cell phone. He alerted search and rescue workers to the whereabouts of the other two men, Rick Hoffman and Graham Stork, both in their 50s, of Salt Lake City.
Now this makes me think this guy had no avy training. Panic on his part or maybe a potental reason for leaving the scene? Its my understanding that going for help = death for your buddy(s). No beacons on these guys? From the article it sounds like they didn't trigger it.
EDIT: After reading a different version of the story it would appear that they had dug them selfs out and THEN he went for help. Two called 911, one other uninvolved skier at the location of the 2 casualties and they guy who skied down for help called from the highway....never mind.
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