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Father, son on ski trip survive avalanche in western Montana

Tyler Allen

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HELENA (AP) – Authorities in western Montana say a Helena man and his teenage son have been hospitalized after they got caught in an avalanche while cross-country skiing.

The Independent Record reports that Lewis and Clark County sheriff’s Capt. Brent Colbert says 45-year-old Timothy Wetherill and his 15-year-old son were skiing west of Stonewall Mountain near Lincoln on Sunday when the avalanche started.

The teen was buried up to his waist and his dad suffered a few broken bones, but they were able to call for help.

Colbert says emergency responders were able to locate the victims, who were then taken to a hospital.

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