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Mar 11, 2010 9:19 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

20-year-old dies in Colorado avalanche

The identity of a 20-year-old backcountry snowboarder who died in an avalanche near Loveland Pass is expected to be released Thursday.

Summit County Coroner Joanne Richardson said the slide happened at about 3 p.m. Wednesday, about a mile west of Arapahoe Basin ski area. Two other snowboarders who were behind and above the man survived the avalanche.

Richardson says the man was an employee at Breckenridge Ski Resort from Spring Grove, Illinois. He had lived in Colorado since November.

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