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Avalanche kills skier in North Cascades National Park

The National Parks Service says one skier was killed Wednesday in a North Cascades National Park peak after getting swept by an avalanche.

The parks service says an avalanche hit Mount Shuksan Wednesday morning as two skiers were descending the peak. One skier narrowly avoided the slide, but the other was caught, falling over 2,000 feet. The uninjured skier called for help using his cell phone.

Climbing rangers were able to find the body during an aerial search, but unstable snow conditions prevented them from retrieving the body.

The two skiers, both men, were from Seattle. No further details were immediately available.

Park staff says they'll attempt to retrieve the body on Thursday, depending on weather conditions.

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