FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JANUARY 8, 2023
SECOND VICTIM RECOVERED FROM AVALANCHE ON CORONA PASS
GRAND COUNTY, CO- Early Sunday morning on January 8, 2023, teams from the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County Search and Rescue, Grand County EMS - Mountain Medical Response Team, Winter Park Ski Patrol, Flight for Life, and the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC), returned to the avalanche area on Corona Pass in the area of Mount Epworth / Pumphouse Lake near the Town of Winter Park in unincorporated Grand County to continue search and recovery efforts for the second victim.
Shortly before 11 a.m., the second victim, a 52-year-old male from Northern Colorado, was located, recovered, and subsequently transferred to the Grand County Coroner’s Office. The identity of this decedent and the official cause and manner of death will be released by the Coroner’s Office when appropriate.
Those recreating in our backcountry are encouraged to regularly monitor the conditions and follow the advice of our avalanche professionals at Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC).