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Missing skier found at Alta dies

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ALTA -- A skier whose friends reported him missing at Alta Ski Resort died Saturday evening.

Lt. Don Hutson with the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office says 51-year-old Thomas M. Kennedy, Jr. of Londonderry, N.H., died at Intermountain Medical Center.

He and some friends were skiing at Alta Saturday afternoon. The friends went down a hill around 3:30 p.m., but Kennedy didn't follow. They reported him missing around 5 p.m.

Saturday evening, members of the ski patrol found him face down in the snow in the wooded Westward Ho area of Alta. They are unsure if he hit a tree.

Meantime, Utah County Search and Rescue crews are looking for a group of missing snowmobilers near Strawberry Reservoir. No other details were immediately available.

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