SILVERTON, Colo. (CBS4) – A backcountry skier was caught and buried by an avalanche near Red Mountain Pass on Saturday. The skier died.
There were four other members of the skier’s group, but none of them were involved in the slide.READ MORE: Blue Angels Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
The incident happened in Upper Senator Beck Basin, according to a report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.READ MORE: Marijuana Social Equity Fair Seeks To Level The Playing Field For Communities Of Color
The CAIC is investigating.
La Plata County Search And Rescue, in a Facebook post, said it and Ouray Mountain Rescue, Silverton Search And Rescue, Silverton Ambulance, Ouray Police Department, Ouray and San Juan County sheriff’s offices, and Flight For Life all sent personnel and equipment to the incident.MORE NEWS: Hikers Discouraged From Climbing Kit Carson Peak As Madeline Baharlou-Quivey's Body Recovered
Other details, including the identity of the deceased, have not yet been released by authorities.