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May 15, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Body of Seattle skier recovered from Mount Shuksan

The Associated Press MARBLEMOUNT, Skagit County  — North Cascades National Park rangers on a chartered helicopter recovered the body Thursday of a Seattle man who was killed in an avalanche on Mount Shuksan. Ranger Rosemary Seifried identified the victim as 46-year-old John Cooper IV. His body was turned over to the Whatcom County medical examiner’s office. Cooper was on…

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April 28, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Injured skier rescued from Snoqualmie Pass

The Associated Press The skier injured in an avalanche Sunday near Snoqualmie Pass has been carried out and taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Rescuers had to hike in and rescue the skier by ground overnight, because weather prevented a helicopter rescue. The skier reportedly suffered two broken legs in the backcountry near Alpental.

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April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Back-country skier hurt in avalanche

A back-country skier has been hurt in an avalanche on Snoqualmie Mountain near Alpental, and search & rescue crews are on their way to help, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office. A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, in message tweeted about 1:20 p.m., said early reports indicate the skier may have broken both legs. The Northwest Avalance…

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February 17, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Skier dies after hitting rocks at Stevens Pass

A man died today after apparently hitting some rocks while skiing at Stevens Pass. Officials did not have details today about whether the man, who was identified only as in his 30s, was doing jumps or just skiing when he hit the rocks, said Lt. Brandon Vargas with the Gold Bar Fire Department. Fire department crews this…

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