- Associated Press - Monday, May 26, 2014

BUTTE, Mont. (AP) - Four skiers have been rescued after several were caught in an avalanche near Butte in western Montana.

A helicopter from Malmstrom Air Force Base lifted the skiers out early Monday morning after ground rescuers couldn’t reach them.

One skier was taken to a hospital and treated for a diabetic emergency. However, no one remained in the hospital by noon Monday.

Rescue officials told The Montana Standard (https://bit.ly/1nNqcIz ) that the skiers were in a restricted area and caused the avalanche. The skiers said they believed the area was not off limits.

Among those rescued was Amanda Curtis, a state legislator who also teaches at Butte High School.



Curtis says the skiers are experienced backcountry skiers and had skied that spot for 15 years.

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Information from: The Montana Standard, https://www.mtstandard.com

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