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ABC Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 2012
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Stevens Pass, Washington: Clayton Sandell) The avalanche that hit in Washington state by the Stevens Pass ski resort reviewed; several scenes shown of snowslides down the mountain in Washington & elsewhere. [King County Sheriff Deputy Chris BEDKER@- describes what happened.] [King County Sheriff's Search & Rescue Chris BRIXEY@, avalanche survivor Elyse SAUGSTAD@- describe what happens in an avalanche.] How an air bag keeps a skier above the avalanche explained; animations & video shown. [Stevens Pass Mountain Resort manager John GIFFORD@- comments on nature's power.]

Sawyer, Diane;
Sandell, Clayton

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