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61-year-old missing skier found in Tibble Fork, expected to recover

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Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 16:52:50-05

TIBBLE FORK, Utah – Authorities have found the missing skier near the Tibble Fork base camp Monday.

The Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office said it got a call about a man who had been skiing in Alta Sunday and was overdue.

The missing 61-year-old man called his sister just before 6 a.m. Monday and she told authorities she thought he might have hypothermia.

Wasatch County Search and Rescue, Utah County Search and Rescue and back country ski teams from Alta and Brighton Ski resorts worked together to find the missing man.

Officials said the 61-year-old man was confused and suffering from hypothermia when they found him at about 10 a.m. but he is expected to recover.

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