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Avalanche kills skier in Gunnison County

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GUNNISON COUNTY, Colo. — Rescuers worked Monday to recover the body of man killed in an Avalanche south of the town of Marble.

A Gunnison County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says the avalanche happened between 2-4 p.m. Sunday. There were three skiers in the area at the time.

One of the skiers, a 37-year-old man from Summit County did not survive. It happened in the Raspberry Creek drainage which is part of the Raggeds Wilderness area. It’s primarily used for cross country skiing.

Information was not released about whether the other two skiers were involved.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the back country avalanche danger is moderate to considerable in many places in the Colorado mountains.