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5 snowboarders killed in avalanche

Posted at 8:46 PM, Apr 20, 2013
and last updated 2013-04-20 20:46:01-04
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An avalanche on a high mountain pass in Colorado’s White River National Forest killed five people, officials say.

(CNN) — Five members of backcountry snowboarder group were found dead Saturday after they were trapped by an avalanche on a high mountain pass in Colorado’s White River National Forest, officials from the Clear Creek County Sheriff’s Office told CNN.

One member survived the avalanche at Loveland Pass, located about 50 miles west of Denver, the officials said.

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