Avalanche rescue caught on camera
A man on a snowmobile set off an avalanche in Washington state that caught his friend beneath him. All was recorded by another man with a helmet camera.
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The accident happened as a group were riding round a small slope in Stampede Pass in Washington.
One of them triggered the small slide that buried a man.
It was not big, but it was enough to completely bury him.
He was dug out in time but questions are being asked about the groups safety equipment, how they were riding and why they were positioned on the slope where they were.
Questions have been raised about how the group behaved, including comments from the people involved.
In Colorado a snowmobiler has died and his brother was rescued in an avalanche in Buffalo Park.
It brings the death total in Colorado recently to four.
Two people died in separate accidents in Aspen as we reported here.
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