Reflections from the Saratoga Sun

Winter tragedies


January 12, 2023

25 years ago

January 14, 1998

The Encampment man was an experienced snowmachiner.

Staff Report

Sunday was a sad day in thePlatte Valley.  An Encampment man was killed that afternoon in an avalanche while snowmobiling.  

Benjamin F. Romios, 21 was caught in an avalanche at about 2:15 p.m.   While snowmobiling with four other individuals in the Battle lake area, according to the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office. Romios’ snowmachine was stuck on a hillside near Battle Lake when an avalanche, about150-yards wide by one-half miles long, engulfed him and his machine.  

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