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Bozeman man killed in avalanche near Big Sky

Jens Hagen Anderson was killed in an avalanche Saturday on Beehive Peak (Courtesy: Gallatin Co. Sheriff's Office) Jens Hagen Anderson was killed in an avalanche Saturday on Beehive Peak (Courtesy: Gallatin Co. Sheriff's Office)
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A 28-year-old Bozeman man died Saturday afternoon in an avalanche north of Big Sky.

Gallatin County Sheriff and Coroner Brian Gootkin said Jens Hagen Anderson was skiing with three others near Hanging Garden on Beehive Peak when he triggered a small avalanche and was swept over a rock face. 

The slide happened around noon. Witnesses say Anderson was the first to ski the run.  A preliminary investigation indicates that Anderson died at the scene as the result of injuries sustained from the fall. 

A member of the party made a long climb to a ridge top in order to make a cell phone call to 911. 

Rescuers accessed the site and evacuated Anderson from the mountainous area using a helicopter before wind and snow closed in. 

Sheriff's investigators and the Gallatin Avalanche Center will continue the investigation Sunday. 

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