One snowboarder was killed and another was seriously injured in an avalanche near Cameron Pass in north-central Colorado.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the snowboarders, whose names and ages have not been released, were navigating backcountry terrain when they were caught in the slide in the Paradise Bowl on the west side of the pass Saturday. Scott Toepfer, a forecaster with CAIC, says the injured snowboarder was flown to a Fort Collins-area hospital by helicopter.
The Denver Post reports the Jackson County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team is looking for the other snowboarder. CAIC investigators also were at the scene Sunday, but the size of the avalanche has not been released.
CAIC says there have been four avalanche deaths in Colorado this season.
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