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Off-piste skier killed by avalanche in Valais

The body of the 49-year-old was discovered on Tuesday under a 1.5 metre blanket of snow, the Swiss news agency SDA reported.

His family had reported him missing on Sunday.

A search on Monday failed to find the missing man and had to be called off owing to poor weather conditions.

On Tuesday the search resumed with a helicopter equipped to pick up mobile phone signals.

The skier’s body was finally located after his phone was detected in a couloir. 

Article source:https://www.thelocal.ch/20171214/off-piste-skier-killed-by-avalanche-in-valais