Taken from the SCRG Facebook post:
“At 11:10 am, on April 10, 2018 the Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Summit County Rescue Group (SCRG) and C-RAD were notified of an avalanche northwest of Glacier Peak – in the vicinity of George Pass – with one confirmed burial. C-RAD was immediately activated and FFL flew in two dog teams (K9, handler and tech), one from A Basin and one from Breckenridge. An additional team was prepared for deployment from SCRG’s incident command.
“The two individuals involved in the avalanche were snowmobiling.
“At 12:37pm one dog alerted on the subject. Rescuers extracted the individual eight minutes after the dog alert, and the victim was pronounced – injuries incompatible with life – at the scene.
“The slide was approximately 2,000’ in length and around 800’ wide. The victim was located approximately 900’ feet up from the bottom of the avalanche at about a 4’ depth. In addition, a large sympathetic slide was triggered in close proximity. There was considerable ‘hand fire’ (unstable snow above the top of the avalanche that had not released) making for dangerous conditions for the rescuers.
“ SCRG responded with 30 rescuers who were making their way toward the avalanche via snowmobiles and skis in the event FFL was unable to continue with the operation.”