Leavenworth resort owner buried by snow off tree

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Associated Press

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 10:03 PM

LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — The owner of a back country ski and snowshoe resort was killed Sunday when he was buried by a large amount of snow that fell off a tree.

Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett identified the victim as 65-year-old Donald Hansen, owner of Scottish Lakes High Camp.

The sheriff told KPQ (http://bit.ly/YJKNyL ) Hansen's body was discovered by searchers Sunday night fairly close to the lodge. He had been reported missing by his wife who last saw him about 3 in the afternoon.

Burnett said Hansen may have been knocked unconscious or suffocated when he was buried by the snow.

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Information from: KPQ-AM, http://www.kpq.com/

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