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Old 11-14-2011, 01:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The 39-year-old triggered the avalanche at 2:30 p.m. while snowboarding in the South Chute in Gad Valley. The slide swept Pierre off a cliff, while his partner was uninjured. Pierre likely died from trauma, as the avalanche did not bury him
News: Jamie Pierre Dies in Utah Avalanche - Snowbird, UT, United States, Teton Gravity Research Blog post

Jamie Pierre Killed in Avalanche in Little Cottonwood Canyon, Utah Today



The Utah Avalanche Center reported the depth of the soft slab was 14 inches to 20 inches and ran 150-feet wide. According to the UAC site, neither Pierre nor his partner carried rescue gear or had formal avalanche training.

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