Snowboarder Triggers Avalanche in Colorado requiring 20+ Search and Rescue Volunteers


While many people lob Instagram stories towards those still riding during this time, there has been a question of whether people are being overactive about stretching the healthcare system too thin during a time like this. Perhaps this news coming out of Telluride Colorado this week will help people understand the severity of the situation. According to a Facebook post by the Colorado-based San Miguel County Sheriff (on March 24):

‚ÄúDeputies and more than three dozen Search and Rescue volunteers responded to a report of an avalanche with injured snowboarder in the East Waterfall Canyon area of Ophir. The call came into dispatch a little after 1 p.m. today. There were many skiers and snowboarders in the area. The slide started at approximately 11,500 feet, was believed to be human caused, had 1 1/2-2 1/2 foot crown and slid 1,500 feet. The local man in…

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