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Backcountry skier found dead after avalanche in Telluride

Posted at 7:02 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-20 21:02:36-05

TELLURIDE – A backcountry skier at the center of an extensive search in Telluride has been found dead.

The San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said 47-year-old Salvadore Garcia-Atance triggered an avalanche Tuesday morning. The slide was reportedly 15 to 20 feet deep.

Garcia-Atance’s body was recovered Wednesday morning.

So far, five people have died in Colorado avalanches this year.