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Avalanche kills snowmobiler

Baker County Sheriff Travis Ash

News release from the Baker County Sheriff’s Office:

On January 11, 2020 at approximately 6:05 p.m. Baker County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch received a report of an avalanche in the Rock Creek area. The reporting party stated that one person was deceased.

Sheriff Travis Ash activated the Search and Rescue Team at approximately 6:09 p.m. As Search and Rescue arrived at the scene, family and friends of Richard Delbert Stephens (DOB 4/24/86) had recovered his body from the avalanche.  Stephens had been snowmobiling with family and friends when an avalanche broke loose entrapping him in the snow.

The Baker County Sheriff’s Office would like to offer our sincere condolences to Mr. Stephens’ family and friends during this difficult time.

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