Snowmobiler killed in Idaho avalanche

A man snowmobiling in the Sawtooth National Forest in central Idaho died Friday after triggering a large avalanche.

The snowmobiler was riding up a steep slope in the Smoky Mountains, 大まかに 8 miles from Galena Summit, when he triggered the avalanche, according to the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
We are saddened to report that a snowmobiler was caught and killed in an avalanche yesterday in the upper reaches of the Smiley Creek drainage,” the avalanche center said in a Facebookの投稿.
The avalanche danger was rated considerable at the time of the accident,” the center said. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victim’s friends and family.
    The rider deployed his avalanche airbag and was not buried, according to the center, but died from severe injuries sustained during the torrent of snow.
    His partners discovered him on the surface and were unable to revive him.
    The avalanche broke 3-4′ (足) deep and over 500′ (足) wide on a south-facing slope at 9100′ (足),” the center 前記.

    A deadly avalanche season

    The snowmobiler’s death marks the latest in a series of deadly avalanches that have killed 29 people across the United States this winter season, による Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
    The deadliest avalanche years occurred in 2008 そして 2010, いつ 36 avalanche fatalities were recorded by CAIC.
    Nikki Champion, a forecaster at the Utah Avalanche Center, CNNに語った 今月上旬 that the deadly season could be attributed to more people enjoying more time outdoors and areally dangerous snowpack.
      This year’s avalanche season has likely been more active because of apersistent weak layerof snow, according to Champion.
      Although avalanches can form any time if the right conditions are present, there is typically a sharp increase in avalanche deaths during January and February.

      カテゴリー:

      i898

      タグ:

      , , ,

      コメントは締め切りました.