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Skier Dies in Avalanche

Skier Dies in Avalanche

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP/KSL) -- A backcountry skier is dead after being buried in an avalanche.

The 22-year-old man was skiing with a friend at Twin Lakes Pass, above Brighton and Solitude. Warm weather made avalanche danger particularly high.

The friend called police from his cell phone at about 5 pm after the avalanche hit, burying the man. Ski patrollers responded, but the victim was not breathing when he was dug out of the snow. He was air lifted to a local hospital, but died.

The man's name isn't being immediately released.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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