Coroner identifies skier killed in backcountry avalanche | SummitDaily.com

Coroner identifies skier killed in backcountry avalanche

McKenna Harford
Sky-Hi News

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office identified the skier who was killed in a backcountry avalanche on Sunday as Michelle Lindsay, a 29-year-old from Fort Collins.

On Sunday afternoon, an avalanche on Diamond Peak buried and killed Lindsay, marking the first avalanche death of the season in Colorado.

Though Lindsay was dug out of the avalanche by other members of her group, she wasn’t breathing and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the avalanche was 2-3 feet deep, between 285 and 375 feet wide and 425 feet vertically.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office determined that Lindsay suffocated while trapped underneath the snow.

According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, the avalanche was 2-3 feet deep, between 285 and 375 feet wide and 425 feet vertically.

The Larimer County Coroner’s Office determined that Lindsay suffocated while trapped underneath the snow.


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