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Son Dies in Colorado Avalanche After His Father Dug Out to Get Help

  • A father and son were out skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado on Saturday when they were caught in an avalanche.
  • The father called 911 on his own, but the son was found dead two hours later.
  • Deadly avalanches are becoming more common as a result of climate change.

A father was unable to help his son after he was caught in an avalanche while skiing in Breckenridge, Colorado.

According to a Colorado Avalanche Information Center report released on Sunday, the two were backcountry skiing at about 11,600 feet when snow piled up on the mountainside at 1 p.m. I filled it in completely.

The father was able to free himself and searched for his son to no avail. He traveled to find cell service and called 911, but his son was found dead by a rescue dog at 3 p.m. after authorities arrived, reports say. increase.

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Colorado Avalanche Information Center



The names of the two skiers have not been released, but the Denver Post has identified them as a father and son.

The information center said the son was one of two people killed in avalanches this season.

Ethan Green, director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, told CBS in November that the director of the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said the deadly avalanche accident in Colorado was due to a changing climate. He said it will become more common. Even in the coldest months of the year, “snow” occurs, increasing the likelihood of avalanches.

CBS reports that avalanches used to be common for a limited period of time each year, but now occur for the entire season.

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