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Skier injured in Bridger Peak avalanche

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 BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) -- A 26-year-old Bozeman man was hospitalized with a leg
injury after being caught up in an avalanche south of Bridger Bowl.
   Gallatin County officials say the man was backcountry skiing with two
off duty ski patrollers Tuesday afternoon when he was caught and buried in the slide near
 Bridger Peak.
   Sheriff Brian Gootkin says the ski patrollers quickly dug the man out and found
 his leg was seriously injured. They used a cellphone to call for help at 2:45
 p.m. A rescue helicopter got the man to Bozeman Deaconess Hospital within an
hour of the initial call.
   The man's name was not released.

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