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Deputies Recover Body After Man Caught In Avalanche

(Cle Elum, WA)  --  Kittitas County, Washington authorities say they've recovered the body of a Kirkland man who got caught in an avalanche in the Hawkins Mountain area.  Sheriff's deputies say 45-year-old Mike Albertson died after being buried in the avalanche that happened Saturday while he and another man were snowmobiling in the area.  Crews were able to dig the second man out quickly after the snowslide, but Albertson's body wasn't located until about 30 minutes after rescuers arrived.  Hawkins Mountain is about 27 miles northwest of Cle Elum

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