Gavarnie, France – On Tuesday, February 13, 2018 a 19-year-old skier was killed in an avalanche near a red slope at the Gavarnie-Gedre ski area in the Hautes-Pyrenees in France.
The man’s family reported the skier missing. Rescuers located the body of the victim on the edge of a marked run. It is estimated he was buried for more than an hour.
Unfortunately, the rescuers were unable to resuscitate the skier. The incident occurred around 15:00. FranceBleu.fr reports the avalanche was 100 meters long, 60 meters wide, and up to 3 meters deep.
It is unclear where the skier was skiing when he was caught. An investigation will be conducted.
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