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Skier identified who died in avalanche near Berthoud Pass

It was Colorado's fourth avalanche-related death of the season.

GRAND COUNTY, Colo. — A skier who died in an avalanche Saturday in First Creek, near Berthoud Pass, has been identified as Dariusz Krol, 57, of Boulder County.

According to Grand County Search and Rescue (GCSAR), family members reported that Krol was overdue on Saturday but were able to provide a good last-seen point.

GCSAR said one of their teams found a recent avalanche and were able to search the debris area. They found a pair of goggles, then the fully buried skier.

He did not have a transceiver, GCSAR said.

GCSAR said the victim's body was taken to a trailhead, then turned over to the Grand County coroner.

Krol was the fourth person to die in an avalanche in Colorado this season.

"Please, please, please be careful out there," GCSAR said in a Facebook post. 

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