Four Missing Skiers Found in Backcountry

Four Missing Skiers Found in Backcountry

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- A missing skier near the Powder Mountain ski resort led search and rescue teams to three more missing skiers.

The skier from Washington state was reported missing around five p-m yesterday.

Weber County search and rescue teams were dispatched and soon after, crews aboard a helicopter spotted a fire in a deep drainage area of Middlefork Canyon.

Rescuers found the 31-year-old man huddled around the fire with three other skiers who were also lost.

After the skiers were rescued, a roommate of one of the other three called to report they were missing.

Deputies say the four were airlifted out of the area. They were cold and wet, but no one was injured.

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

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