A snowboarder who got big air on upper Dynamite at Sierra at Tahoe and augered in head-first. Just the bottom of the board showing. Not an avy, but just as dangerous. We dug him out with skis and snowboards.
I've been involved in several avys and searches but they involved patrol work and we are not permitted to comment on them in a public forum. Whether I think that policy is in the best interest of the public is something I'm not permitted to comment on.