Snowmobiler killed in avalanche in Colorado


PAGOSA SPRINGS | Authorities say a 23-year-old snowmobiler was killed in an avalanche near Wolf Creek Pass in southern Colorado.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the snowmobiler was with three other people when he became stuck in a gully and triggered the slide east of the pass Tuesday afternoon.

He was completely buried, and another snowmobiler was partially buried but managed to dig out.

Rio Grande County Coroner Rusty Strohmayer identified the man who died as David Smith of Kimball, South Dakota.

Local riders and authorities joined in a rescue attempt.