An avalanche kills two people who were walking with their dog in Colorado

Weekend, two people walking with their puppy in the mountains of Colorado were killed by an avalanche.

The state Avalanche Information Center reported that lThe bodies of the two victims and their dog were found near Hoosier Pass, in central Colorado. Rescuers and a dog specialized in avalanches participated in the operation.

The victims were identified by the Summit County Coroner, Regan Wood, as Hannah Nash, 25, and Drake Oversen, 35. They resided in Colorado springs. The cause of death was blunt force trauma and suffocation.

The search began when their relatives noticed that they did not return from an excursion. Rescuers found remains of a recent avalanche and an almost imperceptible trail of footprints on the flank of North Star Mountain. Then the search dog found the bodies.

On Christmas Eve, a cross-country skier died near Cameron Pass in the north-central region of the state.

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