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Incident Details

Date
2000-02-14
Location
Château-Richer
Location Description
Riviere Lemoine ravine, trail and steep slope
Province
QC
Mountain Range
Eastern Canada
Coordinates
344545 5202550 UTM 19 NAD83
Elevation
-
Activity
Other Recreational
Involvement
2
Injury
1
Fatality
1
Description
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.
Date/time Size Type Trigger Elevation Aspect Slab width Slab thickness
2000-02-14 2.0 Slab Sa 30 SW - -
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