Tragic: Three Young, Professional Athletes Presumed Dead, Caught in Wild Avalanche

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April 20, 2019Apr 20, 2019

Some devastating news was just reported in the world of sports. Three professional climbers have been presumed dead.

This week, Parks Canada reported that three climbers are missing and presumed dead after an avalanche. The accident took place on Howse Peak near the border between BC and Alberta in the Canadian Rockies.

Sadly, David Lama, Hansjoerg Auer, and Jess Roskelley are being presumed dead after their climbing equipment was found in debris from an avalanche.

Amy Krause, a rep for Parks Canada wrote, “Parks Canada visitor safety specialists immediately responded by air and observed signs of multiple avalanches and debris containing climbing equipment.”

She continued, “Based on the assessment of the scene, all three members of the party are presumed to be deceased. Further investigation is underway but recovery efforts are not currently possible due to additional avalanches and dangerous conditions at the scene.”

David Lama was the first person to solo climb the Himalayas. Additionally, he was the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2013.

According to reports, the three climbers were attempting a new route on Howse Peak. According to National Geographic, the route the climbers were attempting to complete was called M16. It was first completed by Steve House, Barry Blanchard, and Scott Backes in 1999.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Please be praying for the families and friends of these three climbers. Pray for peace and for closure. Share your prayers here. In other recent news, an Easter Sunday tragedy took place after church explosions left 25 dead and over 150 injured.