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Minden man killed after he triggered avalanche

A Minden man was killed in an avalanche 3:30 p.m. Friday after he triggered an avalanche at the Hope Valley Snowmobile Recreation Area.

Daniel Kuhner, 35, was riding his snowmobile when he triggered the avalanche and was buried along with the snowmobile.

His companions used their avalanche beacons to find him and dug Kuhner out from under 3-4 feet of snow, but found that he was already dead.

His friends then rode their snowmobiles back to the snow park to report the incident.

Due to avalanche danger in the area, recovery of Kuhner's body was delayed until Saturday when personnel …

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The Record Courier Updated Mar 5, 2012 05:18PM Published Mar 5, 2012 05:07PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.