Missing avalanche victim identified

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Missing avalanche victim identified

Search continues in La Plata Mountains
Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell coordinates a rescue operation for a missing snowmobiler caught in an avalanche on Wednesday in the La Plata Mountains.

The slide occurred in the Bear Creek drainage on the northeast side of Sharkstooth Peak. As of press time, Montezuma County resident Rob Yates had yet to be found, and is feared buried, according to officials.

Missing avalanche victim identified

Cortez Journal/Jim Mimiaga

Montezuma County Sheriff Dennis Spruell coordinates a rescue operation for a missing snowmobiler caught in an avalanche on Wednesday in the La Plata Mountains.

The slide occurred in the Bear Creek drainage on the northeast side of Sharkstooth Peak. As of press time, Montezuma County resident Rob Yates had yet to be found, and is feared buried, according to officials.
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