Jackson County avalanche victims identified

DENVER — The Jackson County coroner has identified the victim of an avalanche over the weekend as 26-year-old Joseph Philpott of Fort Collins.

Coroner George Crocket said today that Philpott died of his injuries. He said 24-year-old Alex White survived after being buried for three hours and was taken to a Fort Collins-area hospital, where his condition was not available.

The snowboarders were navigating backcountry terrain when they were caught in the slide in the Paradise Bowl on the west side of the Cameron Pass on Saturday.

The Colorado Avalanche Information said Monday the danger of snow slides in Colorado is considerable in northern and central Colorado.



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