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Date: 2014-02-10
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Keystone, North Fork Swan River
State: CO
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 2 out-of-area skiers caught, 1 partly buried, 1 buried and killed

Early Monday afternoon 2 skiers exited the Keystone Ski Resort and descended into the North Fork of Swan River. They triggered a moderate sized avalanche that ran about 1500 vertical feet. A search late that afternoon with several dog teams failed to find the buried skier. The search was suspended for the night, and resumed on Tuesday morning. The victim was quickly located with the Recco system.

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Posted: 11 Feb 2014 at 2235.