- Location Description
- Approximately 1.5km south of Nain, NL
- 56.52566 °, -61.69503 °
- 150 m
- A group of three was on a route used to travel between Nain and sea ice at an inlet approximately 4km south of Nain. They were working on a stuck or broken down snowmobile when all three were struck by an avalanche at or near a height of land that has a an east facing slope above. Two remained on the surface. One was buried and could not be found by the survivors. A call for help mobilized a major rescue effort and the deceased was located by probing approximately 2.7m below the surface.
|Date/Time||Size||Type||Trigger||Elevation||Aspect||Slab width||Slab Thickness|
|Present Temp||Max Temp||Min Temp||24hr Trend||Wind Speed||Wind Direction||Sky Condition||Precipitation Type & Intensity|
Weather Comment: Approximately 25cm of new snow fell the night before the accident, accompanied by strong winds.
|Snowpack||24hr Snow||Storm Snow||Storm Date|
Snowpack Comment: Snowpack in the area of the incident is described as highly variable in depth.
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