Search Resumes for Missing Snowboarders

Search Resumes for Missing Snowboarders

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(Provo-AP) -- Search and rescue teams are back on the mountain in the Aspen Grove area searching for two missing snowboarders.

About 25 searchers are using probe poles and a ground penetrating radar to look for 20-year old Rod Newberry and 18-year old Adam Merz who could be buried in as much as 35-feet of snow.

The radar has been used in other avalanche searches, but it picks up everything on the ground including trees and rocks so it can prolong the search.

The snowboarders were buried by four consecutive avalanches as they trudged up the chute in Aspen Grove December 26. The body of 19-year old Mike Hebert was found under four feet of snow three days into the search.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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