A skier died on Friday after getting fully buried by a snow avalanche on South Diamond Peak in Colorado.
The avalanche occurred at roughly 2 p.m. and was about 150 feet wide. The victim's partner located him using a transceiver and probe pole and extricated him from the snow. Search and Rescue personnel from Jackson County and the Diamond Peaks Ski Patrol recovered the victim's body after dark, according to a summary from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
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"Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family and everyone affected by this tragic accident," CAIC's summary read.
Friday's death marked the first death of the 2021-2022 season. The previous season saw a total of 12 fatalities, most of whom were skiers.
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CAIC's statement said it would provide more information on the accident as it becomes available.