Just based on anecdotal scene reports, I have never heard that airway occlusion has been an issue worth reporting; however victims that did not have an air-space face a grim prospect for survival. I thin inhalation of snow is not deep into the throat, but rather mainly in the upper passages in the nose and mouth. Someone like Bob or others who have attended rescues would probably know whether this is an issue or not.
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1/9/09 at 10:52am