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- Location Description
- Riviere Lemoine ravine, trail and steep slope
- Mountain Range
- Eastern Canada
- 344545 5202550 UTM 19 NAD83
- Other Recreational
- Deux personnes ensevelies dans un ravin. Petit versant : dénivelée <50 m.
*** Fatal involvement, 2000-02-14, Chateau-Richer, Quebec (about 30 km east of Quebec City), two teens were buried by a storm snow avalanche (approx 35cm HST) in a steep walled ravine (approx 35m deep) while walking along a path along the Lemoine River. When the two (male 18 yrs, female 16 yrs) did not arrive home for supper, neighbors called police, who began a search. Searchers found the avalanche near the family home and after some searching in the snow, one suggested bringing a neighbors dog to the site. The dog indicated and began to dig on the deposit and the two were found under the snow at that spot, an estimated 5 hrs after burial. Deposit 2.5m deep, burial depth approx 60cm, both still in standing position when uncovered. The male was not alive when uncovered, the female remains in critical condition in hospital, trauma and has hypothermia.
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