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Two snowmobilers perished in two different avalanches in Idaho and Washington

Yakima: In separate avalanches in Idaho and Washington State, two snowmobilers lost their lives. The Northwest Avalanche Center reports that on Friday, two snowmobilers traveling through the Cascade Mountains west of Yakima, Washington, set off a slide in a basin that faces mostly east and is close to Darland Mountain. It was said that the cyclist who perished was completely buried.

The rider’s identity remained a secret.
According to the group, “this avalanche probably failed on older, persistently weak layers in the snowpack, though we don’t know for sure,” and many other places were experiencing the same issue.
According to a press release from Boundary County Emergency Management, another snowmobiler lost their life in an avalanche on Friday in the southern Selkirk Mountains in the Idaho panhandle.
The press statement said that the buddy “barely managed to outrun the avalanche on his snowmobile.” After turning around to look for his friend—who was wearing an avalanche beacon—the snowmobiler discovered him dead under the snow.
According to a press statement, snowmobiler Lance J. Gidley, 54, of Sandpoint, Idaho, had his corpse found by searchers on Saturday. At the time, there were avalanche warnings in place for the region.
Avalanche.org reports that ten individuals have died in avalanches in the United States this year.

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