Apr 21, 2013 12:19 PM by Jacqui Heinrich,

Names of avalanche victims released

Authorities have released the names of the snowboarders killed in an avalanche at Loveland Pass on Saturday.

Ian Lanphere, 36, of Crested Butte, Rick Gaukel, 33, of Estes Park, Chris Peters, 32, from Lakewood, Joe Timlin, 32, of Gypsum, and Ryan Novack, 33, of Boulder were all killed.

Clear Creek County Sheriff Don Krueger said multiple search and rescue crews located the bodies Saturday. A sixth snowboarder was caught in the slide. That person's condition was unknown.

Krueger said authorities are pretty certain the snowboarders triggered the avalanche, which he said was about 600 yards wide and eight feet deep.



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