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Female skier dead after avalanche near Cameron Pass

A Fort Collins skier died Sunday afternoon after reports of an avalanche near Cameron Pass off Highway 14, according to a press release from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office. 

The Larimer County Communications Center received a 911 call at approximately 2:45 p.m. Sunday explaining that a backcountry skier was caught in an avalanche. 

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The 29-year-old female skier, who has not yet been identified, was dug out by fellow skiers in the party who then called for help. Deputies from the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office and neighboring Jackson County rescue resources responded.

The skier, who was not breathing after the avalanche, was declared dead at the scene. Her body was then recovered by the responding rescue resources.

The skier’s identity and cause of death will be released by the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. 

Noah Pasley can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @PasleyNoah.

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Noah Pasley, News Editor
Noah Pasley is a senior journalism and media communication major with a minor in English. He is excited to continue his career with The Collegian and spend more time focused on reporting on social issues as well as reporting on breaking news in the Colorado State University and Fort Collins communities. As news editor, Pasley is hoping to spend more time in the community following stories and uplifting student voices. When he isn’t writing, he’s usually hunkered down with a video game and a good playlist. As a senior, Pasley is very excited to get underway with the rest of his college experience. He is most interested in learning more about the world of film and video, which he also explores daily as the Tuesday night entertainment anchor over at CTV 11. Noah Pasley can be reached at news@collegian.com or on Twitter @PasleyNoah.

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