BAKER COUNTY:  Avalanche results in fatality

BAKER COUNTY: Avalanche results in fatality

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.