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Two dead in US ski accident
Monday January 3, 2011 - Email this article to a friend

A five year old girl and a man died in a collision on the slopes in Casper Mountain in Wyoming. Another woman, the child's mother, was injured. In another incident a snowboarder has died in Whistler, Canada.

In the accident in the USA it appears a male snowboarder crashed into the mother and child as they were stationary on the piste.

All were local people.

It was a black diamond run and said to be icy at the time. Black diamond means the run is classed as "difficult".

It is reported by local media that all three were taken to hospital and the man and child were pronounced dead at the hospital.

The woman is still being treated for her injuries and is in a critical, but stable, condition.

The man was in his 20's.

The snowboarder was not wearing a helmet, but the child was.

An investigation is now underway.

In Whistler, Canada, a male snowboarder died after apparently skiing into a river. He was in bounds but not on a marked run. 

The visibility was said to be poor at the time and he was reported missing by a friend when he failed to return after skiing finished for the day.

In the Alps a British man has died after he hit a rock in Les Deux Alpes and in a seperate incident in the French Alps a man was caught in an avalanche in Val d'Isere. For more details see here.

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