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5 Colorado's Snowboarders Died in Avalanche Slide

The 5 snowboarders bodies were found after several hours of search and rescue in Colorado's Loveland Pass. The five died in avalanche slide Saturday afternoon, according to report by the FOX News site.

5 snowboarders killed in Colorado avalanche, sheriff says
Five snowboarders killed in  Colorado's Loveland Pass avalanche
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Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said that the 5 people recovered the bodies by search and rescue team after several hours of looking in a 600 yards wide and eight feet deep of snow.

U.S. Route 6 was closed by the Colorado Department of Transportation to avoid further accident, because it was near the scene of the avalanche.

The victims bodies were taken to the office of coroner in Clear Creek. The identity of the five people weren't immediately known.

According to Sheriff Don Krueger, the snowboarders triggered the avalanche in which traveled about 1,000 feet some 100 yards off Route 6.

Colorados' Loveland Pass was popular among skiers and snowboarders, it has an elevation of 11,990 feet.

However, according to report by Colorado Avalanche Information Center forecaster Spencer Logan, since early January, the layers in Colorado's snowpack has been weak.



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