Skier dies after being pulled from California avalanche
Aspen, CO Colorado
LOS ANGELES ” A skier died Friday after being pulled from an avalanche in the snow-laden San Gabriel Mountains, authorities said.
The 23-year-old employee of the Mountain High ski area near the town of Wrightwood was rescued after the avalanche struck about noon. He was taken to a hospital, where he died about 4:30 p.m., said hospital spokeswoman Jana Retes.
The avalanche followed days of stormy weather throughout California.
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