Nearby Avalanche Kills One Man

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo - An avalanche occurs here on the Western Slope and leaves one man dead.

Just after noon on Tuesday Routt County Search and Rescue responded to an area near Sheriffs Reservoir in Rio Blanco County and with the help of Classic Air Medical, they were able to determine the  avalanche occurred in Garfield County.

In the area of the slide rescuers found a  deceased man and a further search of the area located another party who was tired, but not injured.

Plans are being put in place to recover the body of the diseased man Wednesday.


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