Avalanche in Norway Kills Four Backcountry Skiers

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Sunndalsfjella mountains
Sunndalsfjella mountains

According to Norwegian police, search and rescue teams have found the bodies of four skiers who were killed in an avalanche on Monday in Norway.  These four men were part of a party of 6 that split up.  The two surviving members notified rescuers when the other four did not return from their tour on time.

The four male skiers were reported missing on Monday while backcountry skiing in the Sunndalsfjella mountains in central Norway.

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Bad weather made rescue efforts difficult and rescuers weren’t able to reach the victims until Wednesday.  The bodies were found using their avalanche beacon signals and avalanche dogs.

All of the skiers were experience backcountry skiers and were all males aged in their 20s and 30s.

No other details are available at this time.

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