Skier buried by avalanche rescued

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 22, 2010 4:19 pm

                                                    SUN VALLEY SKI PATROL RESPONDS TO BURIED SKIER REPORT
Sun Valley, ID, January 22, 2010: At 2:31 pm today the Sun Valley Ski Patrol responded to a report of  a buried male skier on Bald Mountain.

Avalanche rescue procedures were instituted and at 2:46 pm the ski patrol located the  skier. He was found in a slide below Fire Trail Lane above Lower Broadway. CPR was started and the skier was transported to St. Luke’s Wood River Medical Center.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the skier and his family. We would like to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of the Sun Valley Ski Patrol and the Ketchum Fire Department,” said Tim Silva, General Manager, Sun Valley Resort.