SoCal avalanches claim second victim |

SoCal avalanches claim second victim

LOS ANGELES (AP) ” A set of avalanches in the mountains outside Los Angeles claimed a second victim, officials said Saturday.

Darren Coffee was declared dead at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center early Saturday, a few hours after rescuers pulled him from a slide in the San Gabriel Mountains, Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Cory Kennedy said. The cause of death was not immediately known, nor were Coffee’s age and hometown.

Friday’s avalanches in the area about 70 miles northeast of Los Angeles also killed Michael McKay, 23, of Wrightwood. McKay was an off-duty ski patroller.

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