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01-02-2008, 12:57 PM #1I call bullshit
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mt baker slide
BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Whatcom County sheriff's deputies are looking for a snowmobiler who is missing after an avalanche that killed another snowmobiler north of Mount Baker.
A deputy, George Ratayczak, says 20 volunteers have resumed the search.
The avalanche hit a group of five snowmobilers and swept them several hundred feet downhill in the Excelsior Pass area. It happened Tuesday on a slope at the 5,300-foot level in five to six feet of snow.
Rescuers found the body of a woman who was wearing an avalanche beacon. One person had a minor leg injury and two others were uninjured
01-02-2008, 03:21 PM #2
01-02-2008, 04:15 PM #3
Female victim was wearing a beacon but her body was found an hour after the event???
Male victim had recently acquired a beacon but it was unclear if he was wearing it?
People need to be smarter.There's nothing better than sliding down snow and flying through the air.
01-02-2008, 04:32 PM #4
Just updated on KOMO
Body of 63 male recovered this afternoon. Bad way to start 2008. Be a good friend and make an effort to do more beacon practice. Any practice is good but get out and make it realistic, find a good safe slope and go through a rescue scenario. Adding some pressure to the practice will show you where you need some work. At MR we generally have a beacon out on the hill and if there is not one out already we can go bury one.
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01-02-2008, 04:51 PM #5
fatal avy at Whistler too...two guys ducked ropes yesterday and triggered a slide that pulled them off a 45 meter cliff. one died, one seriosuly injured.
01-02-2008, 11:20 PM #6OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
01-04-2008, 11:35 PM #7Registered User
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01-05-2008, 12:28 PM #8OOOOOOOHHHH, I'm the Juggernaut, bitch!
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