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Body of US skiier identified in Canadian avalanche

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- A Utah man has been identified as the victim of a Jan. 6 avalanche in British Columbia.

Canadian officials said a group of back-country skiers was caught in the snowslide.

Thirty-year-old Adam Lawton was dug out by members of his party, who performed CPR. He was taken from the avalanche site by helicopter to hospital in nearby Golden, where he died.

The East Granby, Connecticut, native worked at Salt Lake City, Utah's Gateway Academy, a facility for adolescent boys with behavioral and developmental issues.

A warm spell and heavy, wet snow are creating a risk of avalanches across the region. Several people have died.

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