American skier, 20, dies in fall from cliff in Swiss Alps

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Police in southwestern Switzerland say a 20-year-old American who was skiing off-piste has died after falling dozens of meters off a rocky cliff.

The Wallis regional police force said prosecutors were investigating Thursday after the man’s body was found in backcountry terrain near the 4 Vallees ski area.

A search team backed by a helicopter had been looking for the man since friends reported him missing on Wednesday.

Police did not name the skier.

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