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Observer Name: 
Craig Gordon
Observation Date: 
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Occurrence Date: 
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Occurence Time: 
Unknown
Region: 
Yamaha Hill
Location Name or Route: 
Elevation: 
10100
Aspect: 
Northeast
Slope Angle: 
36
Trigger: 
Snowmobiler
Trigger: additional info: 
Unintentionally Triggered
Avalanche Type: 
Hard Slab
Weak Layer: 
Facets
Depth: 
4'
Width: 
600
Vertical: 
500
Carried: 
1
Caught: 
1
Buried - Fully: 
1
Killed: 
1
Accident and Rescue Summary: 

Details are still being sifted through, but what we know is this- a father and his three sons left the Bear River Service trailhead and rode their snowmobiles towards the Moffit Basin and ultimately landed near Yamaha Hill. Hayden Ellingford waited at the bottom of the slope as one of the riders from the group took a bite low on the slope above him, triggering a large avalanche. An organized outside rescue party found the man at approx. 17:54. He was not wearing a beacon nor did any members in his party have rescue equipment.

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