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Colorado’s volunteer search and rescue teams are overwhelmed

The state’s 2,800 rescue volunteers respond to 3,600 calls for help each year
Search and rescue crews look for the body of Salvador Garcia-Atance after a massive avalanche Feb. 19, 2019, near Telluride Resort.
A backcountry skier ascends in the Snodgrass Mountain trail area near Crested Butte on Jan. 26, 2019,, carrying avalanche gear and a rescue beacon. The area is beautiful, but also prone to big snow slides that can capture and kill skiers.
Ice climber Tyler Stableford of Carbondale descends into Box Canyon in the Ouray Ice Park in January.
Looking up the March 7, 2019, Jones Pass avalanche path at the crown. The massive slide killed an employee of a backcountry ski company.

Colorado’s volunteer search and rescue teams are overwhelmed

Search and rescue crews look for the body of Salvador Garcia-Atance after a massive avalanche Feb. 19, 2019, near Telluride Resort.
A backcountry skier ascends in the Snodgrass Mountain trail area near Crested Butte on Jan. 26, 2019,, carrying avalanche gear and a rescue beacon. The area is beautiful, but also prone to big snow slides that can capture and kill skiers.
Ice climber Tyler Stableford of Carbondale descends into Box Canyon in the Ouray Ice Park in January.
Looking up the March 7, 2019, Jones Pass avalanche path at the crown. The massive slide killed an employee of a backcountry ski company.
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