Search and rescue crews recovered the physique of a lacking snowmobiler buried within the Colorado mountains after an avalanche Saturday that had already claimed the lifetime of one other particular person, authorities mentioned.
The physique of the 52-year-old man was transported Sunday morning to the Grand County Coroner’s Workplace, which can decide the reason for loss of life and launch at a distinct time, the Grand County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a launch.
“Sadly, that is the second deadly avalanche that we’ve got skilled this season in Grand County,” Sheriff Brett Schroetlin mentioned in a press release. “Our ideas are with the household and associates of the victims.”
Emergency personnel responded to a report of two snowmobilers buried in an avalanche Saturday afternoon on Corona Go, within the space of Mount Epworth/Pumphouse Lake close to the city of Winter Park in unincorporated Grand County, authorities mentioned.
First responders, together with close by residents, recovered one of many snowmobilers – a 58-year-old man from northern Colorado, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.
Regardless of emergency resuscitation efforts, this sufferer was pronounced useless on the scene.
Responders had been unable to search out the second buried male Saturday and had been compelled to retreat from the realm because of climate and security issues, authorities mentioned. The search resumed Sunday.
The sheriff’s workplace, Grand County Search and Rescue and the native coroner’s workplace have been involved with the following of kin for each individuals who had been trapped within the avalanche.
The coroner will launch the deceased particular person’s id and reason behind loss of life when acceptable, the sheriff’s workplace mentioned.