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Up to Five Skiers Missing In Utah. (from ATSNN)

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posted on Jan, 15 2005 @ 02:42 PM
Five skiers are still missing in Utah after being trapped Under a "Monster Avalanche". The sheriff will only confirm one missing male, but witnesses claim up to 5 people could be under the 30 feet deep snow.
SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Search teams dug through 30-foot deep snow on Saturday to try to find as many as five off-trail skiers believed trapped by a "monster" avalanche on Friday near Park City, Utah, but hopes of them surviving were faint, officials said.

"We do believe there could be as many as five, but it could go down to one or two," Summit County Sheriff Dave Edmunds said by telephone.

The sheriff said he could confirm only one male was missing but eyewitness accounts suggested as many as five people may have been consumed by Friday afternoon's avalanche.

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It is my understanding that the skier(s) ignored warnings about skiing out of bounds. They Passed a Skull and Crossbones out of bounds sign to go into this area. They triggered the avalanche, and as one skier said "These guys dug their own grave".

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