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Date: 2015-01-06
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Silverton, Kendall Mountain, Rabbit Ears/Arcade
State: CO
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry skier caught, buried and killed

From the CAIC: On January 6, 2014 a group of backcountry skiers were descending the Rabbit Ears (Arcade) avalanche path on Kendall Mountain, southwest of the town of Silverton. One was caught in a small avalanche and washed into a stand of trees. The skier was seriously injured and the rescue lasted well into the evening. The skier was transported to a local hospital, but died as the result of injuries sustained in the avalanche.

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Posted: 7 Jan 2015, 1535 MST

Updated: 21 Jan 2015, 1200 MST -- link to CAIC Final Report