Wyo. missing skiers buried in avalanche found dead

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Posted: Apr 24, 2011 7:43 PM
Wyo. missing skiers buried in avalanche found dead

A Grand Teton National Park official says the bodies of two skiers missing in Wyoming have been found buried in 15 feet of snow.

Park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says investigators believe the two skiers were in their tents and inside their sleeping bags when they were swept up in an avalanche last weekend.

Skaggs says rescuers found the bodies of 27-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick Sunday after a six-day search.

Skaggs says Kuhl was from Salt Lake City, and Seftick was a Minnesota native who lived in Columbia Falls, Mont. Skaggs says Seftick was an emergency room doctor and Kuhl worked for the Treasury Department in Salt Lake City.