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After Mount Washington avalanche, Maine skier survives with bruises

A Maine skier survived an avalanche on Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine Sunday, according to the Portland Press Herald. Brunswick native Kaj Huld was left with only a few bruises and the memory of the deluge of snow that he says took him down 200 feet.

Huld and three others were caught within a 100-foot-wide avalanche after a nearby slope fractured. He told the Press Herald that the avalanche came in an instant. All four survived.

“Everywhere I looked it was coming at me … and fast,’’ Huld said. “I got swept away and pummeled down.’’

Avalanche deaths are especially common in New Hampshire, where terrain and low snowfall increase the likelihood of injury, according to the Mount Washington Avalanche Center.

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