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On Friday, a backcountry skier was struck by an avalanche and killed. This was the first avalanche-related death in Colorado this season.

The avalanche occurred on the southeast side, near Cameron Pass, at 2 p.m. The avalanche was approximately 250 feet wide. According to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.

The victim, who has not yet been identified, was captured and fully buried during this event. Officials claimed that the victim’s partner found him, and freed him from the snow. However, he didn’t survive.

Officials said that the victims’ bodies were recovered by search and rescue personnel on Friday night.

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