Avalanche Kills One Near Pebble Creek Ski Area, ID

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An Idaho Man was killed by an avalanche near Pebble Creek Ski Area last Sunday. Photo: KPVI

An Idaho man has died after being caught in an avalanche around 1:00 pm last Sunday afternoon, March 15 in Idaho.

KPVI reports that the man was around 60-years-old and was skiing in the out of boundaries area near the Pebble Creek Ski Area. The avalanche that killed him was about 300 yards and six feet deep, KPVI reports. Ski patrol dug the man out and CPR was performed on him for about 45 minutes. He was irresponsive.

They then attempted to fly the man out on a helicopter, but the weather conditions would not permit it, so he was taken to Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello by ambulance. He was pronounced dead around 4:00 p.m on Sunday, March 15.

The avalanche danger near Pebble Creek Ski Area at this time is high and local officials are asking people to stay out of areas that are out of bounds and to use precaution when navigating avalanche terrain. 

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