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June 17, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Seattle man killed skiing on Mount Baker

A 34-year-old Seattle man was killed in a skiing accident high on Mount Baker Friday, according to the Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office.  The man, identified as Keith Hardy, was skiing  near the Coleman head wall, an area of steep, rocky terrain at about the 9,000-foot level. He reportedly went over a cliff.

A helicopter from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island flew over the site Friday afternoon and confirmed the man had been killed. A team from Bellingham Mountain Rescue was turned back by bad weather and mountain conditions Saturday at about the 7,700 foot level as they attempted to retrieve the body.

Search crews will try again when the weather clears.

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