Avalanche Kills Two Skiers in Colorado

Two more skiers were found dead in Colorado, swept away in this avalanche powerful enough to topple large pine trees.
3:00 | 02/16/14

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Massive storm and parts of the west -- avalanche moving in so quickly to a skiers were lost. They did not have a chance ABC's -- -- bill on the mounting death -- from several avalanches in just the last week. Tonight two skiers found dead in Colorado swept away Saturday when their group triggered this avalanche powerful enough to -- pine dreams. In just the past week avalanches have killed eight people. And tonight a system bringing flooding and strong winds from the northwest. Just one of several gathering storms that could drop an epic seven feet of snow. Across the west avalanche search and rescue teams are in overdrive. Every second does count after fifteen minutes -- chances of survival. Really drop off. -- in Colorado helicopters take rescuers where roads don't go. We can -- to Asian. Real remote location. You -- in a ten mile range and a matter of minutes. This avalanche -- looks like it's here -- there. I play the victim buried Six Feet Under are you thinking of snow is being fluffy and white and soft. But really in an avalanche. It isn't. It becomes very hard. Very tough to dig yourself out. And very difficult to breathe after about twenty minutes. Four year old -- comes to my rescue. Even if you -- find him and his deceased that means a lot for their family to bring. That person out of the avalanche think -- Then a brief moment to on line until the next real emergency. Clayton send -- ABC news copper mountain Colorado.

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