Search chopper crashes as cross-country skier found dead on Lizard Head Pass

No injuries from crash

TELLURIDE, Colo. - A search and rescue helicopter crashed Saturday in San Miguel County during the search for a missing cross-country skier who was later found dead.

Sheriff Bill Masters said no one was seriously injured when the helicopter lost power at 10,000 feet.  It was carrying the pilot and a sheriff's deputy.

The search and rescue mission began Saturday morning for an 81-year-old man who was skiing with his Golden Retriever overnight.  He was not immediately identified.

 

 

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