Item: Drew's slide: acase study of computer use in the jackson hole avalanche forecast office
Title: Drew's slide: acase study of computer use in the jackson hole avalanche forecast office
Proceedings: Proceedings of the 1992 International Snow Science Workshop, Breckenridge, Colorado, USA
Authors: LARRY LIVINGOOD, JAKE ELKINS, JACKSON HOLE SKI CORPORATION, TETON VILLAGE. WYOMING 83025, 307-733-2292, FAX: 307-733-2660
Abstract: At 10:03 April 3. 1992 an off-duty Jackson Hole Ski Instructor and a companion, were caught in a backcountry avalanche initiated from above by a third member of their party. The slide carried the instructor. Drew Dunlap. 900 vertical feet over two cliff bands. and buried him 4 feet deep near the toe of the path. His companion was partially buried near the flank of the path. Hasty search teams were unsuccessful in locating the victim. After a little more than an hour. search dog teams were ferried by helicopter to the site. Within ten minutes. the dogs pinpointed the victim and he was extricated soon after. Total time of the burial was 1 hour. 33 minutes. At the time. the rescue was hailed as the first live recovery by dog of an avalanche victim in the United States.
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Keywords: rescue, burial, rescue dogs
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