TELLURIDE, Colo. (AP) – Authorities say a 35-year-old skier is recovering after he was caught in an avalanche in southwestern Colorado.
The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office says the Norwood man, whose name has not been released, was skiing with a friend in the Serpent Couloir near the town of Ophir when they triggered the slide Sunday afternoon.READ MORE: Special Series Of COVID Vaccine Clinics Planned To Commemorate Juneteenth This Weekend
The man was not buried, but he suffered a broken femur. His friend, who was not injured, skied to Ophir and called for help.READ MORE: Xcel Energy Sets All-Time Record Peak Energy Demand During Heat Wave
Sheriff’s deputy Todd Rector says the injured skier was carried about 1,400 vertical feet by the shallow slab avalanche.New COVID-19 Spikes In Parts Of Colorado With Lower Vaccination Rates? Many Doctors Worried It Could Happen
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