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JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A 30-year-old skier was critically injured after falling over 1,000 feet (305 meters) when a snow ledge he was standing on gave way in northwest Wyoming.

Search and rescue volunteer Tim Ciocarlan says the incident occurred late Tuesday morning in a backcountry area outside the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.

Resort officials say Bryce Newcomb of Jackson was preparing to ski down to meet others when the cornice gave way.

Ciocarlan tells the Jackson Hole News & Guide that Newcomb was unconscious when emergency responders arrived just before 11 a.m.

Newcomb was flown to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where he was listed in critical condition Wednesday morning.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide,