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Body of missing skier recovered in Whitefish

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WHITEFISH - The body of a Flathead Valley doctor and skier was recovered Saturday morning after he went missing in February.

Flathead county Sheriff Chuck Curry reports at approximately 11:00am, search and rescue crews located and recovered missing skier Dr. Jonathan Torgerson.

Sheriff Curry says Torgerson, 62, of Columbia Falls,was located in an avalanche deposition zone on the north side of the mountain.

It appears he was caught in a small avalanche on Feb. 17. 

The warming temperatures and snow conditions contributed to the successful recovery.

Out of the area K-9 teams participated in the search, and one of the K-9 teams was instrumental in the recovery mission. 

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