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Missoula Man Died in Late-Season Avalanche

By Beacon Staff

MISSOULA – Missoula County officials say a 38-year-old man whose body was found near the top of Lolo Peak last week died in a late-season avalanche.

The body of Chris Spurgeon was found last Friday. He had been reported missing after he failed to report for work on June 16.

Sheriff Mike McMeekin says weather hampered the search and Spurgeon’s body was found in treacherous and remote territory.

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