GUNNISON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Gunnison County have recovered the body of a man who died in an Avalanche on Sunday.

The Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office said at approximately 4:30 p.m. officers received information concerning a possible avalanche in the Marble area.

“The reporting party consisted of two males who declared that they had survived the slide but stated that there was a 37-year-old male who had not,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement. “They stated that they were able to locate their companion and dig him out of the compacted snow but that he was deceased.”

With the help of a helicopter a group was able to recover the body of James Lindenblatt, 37, of Marble.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“It was reported that the entire basin was unstable as well as the immediate location of the body,” the sheriff’s office said. “This was an incredibly difficult and dangerous mission. All personnel involved in the recovery operation returned without further incident or injury.”

Lindenblatt is the second avalanche death in Colorado this season.

LINK: Colorado Avalanche Information Center


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