Avalanche Tragedy -- Two Men Caught In New Mexico Avalanche, One Has Died

Taos, NM - Photo Credit: Murray Foubister
[CC BY-SA 2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Thursday morning saw more avalanche tragedy for the 2019 ski season, this time on Kachina Peak at Taos, New Mexico.

At 11:45 AM, an avalanche broke free from the peak and consumed two skiers that were coming down the K3 chute from the Kachina Peak.

Though both men were alive after being freed from the snow, one of the men died from his injuries at Holy Cross Hospital in Taos. The other man was flown to University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. That man is still alive, but in critical condition.

There were early reports that there may be mor victims of this avalanche, but after a search was performed by the local ski patrol and other volunteers, there were no other victims found.

At current, the two men that were caught in the avalanche have not been identified or names released.


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