NewsDeadly avalanches claim lives of two snowmobilers in Washington and Idaho

Deadly avalanches claim lives of two snowmobilers in Washington and Idaho

Deadly avalanches claim lives of two snowmobilers in Washington and Idaho
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5:42 PM EST, March 5, 2024

On Friday, March 1, the bodies of two snowmobilers were found in Idaho and Washington state.

In Washington, an avalanche was triggered by two snowmobiles near the Darland Mountains in the Cascade Mountain Range. Northwest Avalanche Center, quoted by CBS News, reported that one of the riders died after being covered with snow. There was also information about the second rider, but his health condition is unknown.

A second accident occurred the same day in Boundary County, Idaho. Local authorities, also cited by CBS News, said the second fatality was 54-year-old Lance J. Gidley, who was riding a scooter with his friend. His friend narrowly escaped, but Gidley did not. Unfortunately, it was too late when his friend returned to look for him. Authorities said his body was buried under as much as four feet of snow and was found Saturday after a 9-hour rescue operation.

Source: CBS News

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