Avalanche Kills Skier in Northern Italy: Alpine Rescue

An aerial view of one of two avalanches making its way through the landscape as it hits the Swiss ski resort of Evolene in the Swiss Alps, on Feb. 22, 1999. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

An aerial view of one of two avalanches making its way through the landscape as it hits the Swiss ski resort of Evolene in the Swiss Alps, on Feb. 22, 1999. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

ROME—A skier was killed in an avalanche on the morning of May 9 in the Dolomites near the ski resort of Cortina dAmpezzo in northern Italy, Italys alpine rescue corps said.

The victim was a 23-year-old Italian man who was skiing with a group, including his brother, when the avalanche hit, said the rescue corps spokesman, Walter Milan. His body was retrieved by helicopter and taken to Cortina, a ski resort in the Veneto region, which was severely hit by the _