Deadly avalanche claims the lives of two snowmobilers

An avalanche in Washington state killed a police officer and another man. Experts say having a tool like a beacon, which transmits a signal when in trouble, can be life-saving.
1:41 | 03/04/18

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The deadly avalanche danger for snowmobile were swept off a trail in Washington State two of them did not survive. That's what valley friends and strangers scrambling to save pistol border buried alive. ABC he the program on the risk and a lifesaving tool. Tonight wild weather touching off dirt behind scenes across the west. Near Yosemite an avalanche at Mammoth Mountain their partially burying eight people. Oklahoma her. This was the scene just before the snow came barreling down this path. After getting more than 62 inches of snow just two days. The ski patrol there was actually doing avalanche prevention work when this when hit another avalanche in Washington State killing police officer James Larson and another man. Two more airlifted to safety. And at squaw valley near Lake Tahoe an avalanche Friday afternoon came crashing down on five people. Those nearby frantically digging trying to uncover a snowboarder who was buried a life of figure out there. Someone likely spotting a life saving clue and responded that's no more chicken. Now Evan Hoffa was buried for six minutes but went out no injuries. It's a good reminder and be prepared Jerry eakins. Thankful that that other folks you know we're prepared did at that equipment. Experts say having a tool like this and beacon that transmits the signal if you find yourself in trouble Kim even difference between life or death Tom. A good tool of some incredible moments are captured on video all right Eva fake so much.

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