(Updated at 10:25 p.m. on April 11, 2019.)
A skier was killed in an avalanche on New Hampshire’s Mount Washington on Thursday afternoon.
The avalanche occurred near Tuckerman Ravine, in an area known as Raymond Cataract. It was one of at least three human-triggered slides on the mountain Thursday.
The avalanche was reportedly about 75 feet wide, and the man was buried about three feet down.
According to an article on UnionLeader.com, rescuers called for a medical helicopter and performed CPR on the victim. The helicopter was called off when rescuers declared the man deceased at roughly 4 p.m.
A post on the Mount Washington Avalanche Center website today stated there was a moderate danger of an avalanche in the area. The post added, “Even a small avalanche can cause a significant problem today.”