Revelstoke Avalanche Skier's Body Recovered

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UPDATE - Feb. 25, 2013: Holger Achim Fritz, 24, was killed in the Revelstoke avalanche. Fritz was originally from Stuttgart, Germany, but most recently had been living and working in the Revelstoke area, said the B.C. Coroners Service.

REVELSTOKE, B.C. - The body of an avalanche victim has been recovered near the Revelstoke Mountain Resort in B.C.

The man was skiing out of bounds with two others in the Greely Lake area, where the slide hit Friday afternoon.

Poor weather conditions prevented a search and rescue crew from safely removing his body until Saturday.

The man, whose name will not be released until Monday after his family has been notified, had set out for the slopes with a group of five people.

Coroner Barb McLintock has said the two skiers who were not hit by the slide dug out the three skiers who were struck, but they were too late for one of the skier who died.

A 34-year-old German man died in an avalanche near Invermere, B.C., on Monday, and the Canadian Avalanche Centre says there's a high danger rating for slides in many part of the province this weekend.

Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous story incorrectly reported the German man died on Tuesday.

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