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1 person dies during Tuckerman Ravine avalanche on Mount Washington

  • FILE - In this April 10, 2016, file photo, a skier drops below the ice-covered headwall of Tuckerman Ravine on New Hampshire's Mount Washington. Thrill-seeking skiers flock to Tuckerman Ravine each spring. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File) Robert F. Bukaty

  • In this Monday, May 4, 2015 photo, Tuckerman Ravine is seen at the left, about one mile below the summit of 6,288-foot Mount Washington in New Hampshire. Tuckerman Ravine, the birthplace of extreme skiing in the United States is a bucket-list destination for snow-loving thrill-seekers. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty) Robert F. Bukaty

Published: 4/11/2019 6:02:43 PM
White Mountains One dies during Mount Washington avalanche

Authorities say one person has died in an avalanche in Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine.

State Fish and Game Col. Kevin Jordan said CPR was administered.

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center said there was a moderate danger of avalanches in the area Thursday. It said temperatures have continued to fall since Wednesday, “resulting in a sketchy mix of wind scoured, bulletproof ice crust and fresh wind slab.”

The ravine is a popular spot for skiers and hikers.

Associated Press

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