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Vail founder's grandson killed in Colorado slide

Vail founder's grandson killed, 3 others injured in avalanche near Colorado ski resort

This photo provided by the Eagle County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office, one person was killed and three injured in an avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in...

Avalanche Death

This photo provided by the Eagle County (Colo.) Sheriff's Office, one person was killed and three injured in an avalanche on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, in...

VAIL, Colorado (AP) -- The grandson of Vail's founder was killed and three other people were injured Tuesday in an avalanche near the ski resort, authorities said.

Anthony Seibert was killed in the slide in the backcountry near Vail, Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis said. She said the 24-year-old Seibert is the grandson of Peter Seibert, who along with Earl Eaton is widely credited with finding the terrain that would later become Vail Mountain.

Sheriff's spokeswoman Jessie Mosher said the slide happened in East Vail Chutes, an area between Vail Mountain and Vail Pass.

The death is the fifth in the Rocky Mountain region and the second in Colorado in the last two weeks.


Updated : 2021-07-24 23:35 GMT+08:00