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On Air Staff and WPM Interns
Mon January 9, 2006
Official Urges Caution
Jackson, Wy – A Teton County Search and Rescue official
advises skiers, snowboarders and snowmobilers to pay closer
attention to daily avalanche forecasts.
In recent weeks, there have been two avalanche deaths in the
Jackson Hole area. Both occurred on days when the avalanche report
advised of possible avalanches.
Brendan McDermott served as incident commander in several recent
searches for people lost in the snow.
He says forecasters have been accurate about the danger of
slides in the backcountry, but that people don't seem to be using
With a wide range of significant slides reported in the area,
McDermott says he's surprised that skiers and snowboarders are
still descending slopes that could be suspect.