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Another skier injured in avalanche near Jackson Hole resort

December 27, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Another skier has been injured in an avalanche near Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

The Jackson Hole News and Guide reports that a woman was carried through a chute south of the resort Wednesday, injuring her wrist and losing her gear.

Teton County Sheriff-elect Matt Carr says she was almost completely buried but her head was sticking out of the snow. Other skiers dug her out before the county search and rescue team arrived in the Broken Branch area.

She was rescued by helicopter and taken to the hospital for evaluation.

On Monday, a 31-year-old skier was injured in a skier-triggered avalanche in Space Walk Couloir south of the resort although it doesn’t appear that he was ever buried. He sustained a suspected hip injury and was taken to the hospital.

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Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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