An avalanche erupted near Marble on Friday, Feb. 26, Colorado officials said.
Two succeeded dig yourself up but a 27-year-old man and two of his dogs were killed, the Colorado Avalanche Information Center said. Their bodies were found Saturday, Feb. 27, after they were buried by snow in a ravine.
The family of the murdered identified it as Nate Schmidt of Colorado Springs, reports KDVR.
“We all had hope until the very last moment when they found his body today, because we knew that if anyone survived the avalanche, it would be Nathan,” cousin Laura Witkawaj told the station. “He’s just a weird guy and we’re all just devastated.”
“We know that the last thing he did was tell his friends to run away,” Vitkovage told KDVR.
The an avalanche occurred Friday afternoon near Beaver Lake in the Yun Creek drainage of Gunnison County, according to a press release from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Department. It is about 200 miles west-southwest of Denver.
Three people affected by the avalanche, along with a fourth person, were driving to a cabin in the area, sheriff’s officials said.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center reported that the avalanche was 50 feet wide and ran 250 feet vertically, with 1-2 feet of crown depth.
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