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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

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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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