Sunday, 21 April 2013

5 snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanche

5 snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanche, Breaking news has come out of Colorado, and according to CNN on Saturday, April 20, 2013, 5 snowboarders were killed in an avalanche. The Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office confirmed the news to CNN early on Saturday evening.

The avalanche happened on a high mountain pass in Colorado's White River National Forest. There was a backcountry snowboarders group traversing the mountain for the weekend, and they ended up trapped in the avalanche and found dead on Saturday.

Officials have said that there is one small bit of good news to come out of this horrible tragedy. One member of the snowboarders group survived the avalanche at Loveland Pass. This is an area about 50 miles west of Denver, CO.

Alpine rescuers were among the many that responded to the scene and are on site with firefighters, EMS teams, and many more.

The Sheriff's Department has said that there are some issues getting up to the area as it has an elevation of 11,990 feet, and they're trying to make sure that there are no further chances of snow falling.

As of 7:40 p.m. EST, authorities had not released any names or details on the victims of the avalanche.

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