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Avalanche victim’s body recovered near Alamosa

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

ALAMOSA, Colo. ” Authorities have recovered the body of a 20-year-old Loveland woman who had been missing since being being swept away by a massive avalanche in January.

The body of Lygon Stevens was found in a bowl near 14,037-foot Little Bear Peak. Searchers used a helicopter to fly her body off the mountain Tuesday afternoon.

Lygon Stevens and her 22-year-old brother, Nick, were swept away while hiking Jan. 11.

Nick Stevens survived.

Snow, wind and lingering ice had hampered previous recovery efforts.

Lygon and Nick Stevens were experienced climbers and had reached the summit of Alaska’s 20,320-foot Mount McKinley, North America’s tallest peak.