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Skier's body found in Canada

Feb. 24, 2013 at 9:03 PM   |   Comments

QUEBEC CITY, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The body of a 36-year-old skier missing for several days was found in the Chic-Choc Mountains by other skiers, authorities said.

Quebec provincial police said two skiers found the body of Bertrand Marcotte of Pont-Rouge Saturday in Gaspe provincial park, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported. Marcotte had been missing since Feb. 17.

Marcotte was on a skiing and hiking trip with friends, but set off on his own with gear that included a sleeping bag. Police said his body was found buried in snow near an abandoned mine about a half-mile from a warming hut where he had been expected to stop.

A winter storm had hampered efforts to find Marcotte, the CBC said.

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