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Rescue team recovers body of member who died in avalanche

April 10, 2018 - 11:01 AM

ASPEN, Colo. - A Colorado mountain rescue team has recovered the body of a longtime team member who died in a weekend avalanche.

The Pitkin County sheriff's office says members of Mountain Rescue Aspen recovered the body of 57-year-old John Galvin on Tuesday morning. Galvin died Sunday in an avalanche while he was backcountry skiing out of bounds near the Aspen Highlands ski resort.

The recovery effort was delayed because of dangerous snow conditions.

The Aspen Times reports that the Colorado Army National Guard carried four team members to the spot via Blackhawk helicopter while others were posted at the ski resort to act as spotters and backup rescuers.

Galvin had been a volunteer member of Aspen Mountain Rescue for 30 years. A second skier, who hasn't been identified, was injured in Sunday's avalanche but was able to call for help.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/

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