Avalanche kills man on ski patrol at Squaw Valley

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017
This image shows Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows after it received 28 inches of snow in the most recent storm March 6, 2016.
Photo by Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. (KGO) -- A ski patroller was killed in an avalanche at Squaw Valley Tuesday morning, the resort confirmed.

"A fatal incident occurred at Squaw Valley involving a ski patroller at 8:35 AM this (January 24, 2017) morning during avalanche control activities. He was an employee of Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. An investigation is underway, and additional updates will be provided as they become available."

The man's name has not been released yet.

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