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Date: 2006-04-18
Submitted By: WWAN
Place: Mount Herman, west of Mt. Baker Ski Area
State: WA
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 skier caught, carried, and killed


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California man dies near Mt. Baker



A 25-year-old man died Tuesday morning after getting caught in a snow slide while skiing west of the Mt. Baker Ski Area, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff's Office.

Tobias Lee of Truckee, Calif., was skiing with his brother and a friend on Mount Herman when snow broke loose and carried him over two rock faces and through trees, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Lee was unconscious after the slide and didn't respond to CPR attempts, according to the Sheriff's Office. After members of Bellingham Mountain Rescue were unable to reach Lee due to avalanche danger, a private helicopter was called to remove the body.

The two survivors' identities were unknown Tuesday evening, but they are reportedly from the Glacier area, the Sheriff's Office said.