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April 21, 2013
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Five snowboarders die in avalanche at Loveland Pass

Five backcountry snowboarders were killed Saturday in Colorado's deadliest avalanche in more than 50 years.

Saturday's avalanche struck about 1 p.m. on the north-northeast aspect of the Sheep Creek drainage of Loveland Pass along U.S. 6, the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office said.

The avalanche occurred near the Loveland Ski Area but outside its boundaries.

Sheriff Don Krueger said there was one confirmed survivor - a member of the group was able to drag himself out and call for help. Krueger said his office was notified about 2 p.m.

The survivor was up and walking around when he saw him, Krueger said.

No information was released Saturday about the five victims - no names, ages or genders. The bodies were recovered.

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