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Skier injured by avalanche in Grand Teton National Park

 Credit: KCNC
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Published: Feb. 1, 2021 at 11:57 PM CST
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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Rescuers were called after a skier was injured by an avalanche in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park. Jackson Hole News & Guide reported the park said four skiers were caught in the snow slide on the east face of the Olive Oil peak around 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

The park says one of the skiers triggered the avalanche, which was about 40 feet wide. The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center says one of the skiers was buried, but carried a device for maintaining oxygen and was able to dig out. An injured skier from Idaho was transported off the peak by rescuers.

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