Snowboarder suffocates in deep snow

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Austria's state broadcaster says a snowboarder suffocated after landing head-first in deep snow.

Broadcaster ORF cites police as saying the unidentified German fell into a ravine where more than 4 meters of snow had accumulated at Tyrol's Saalbach-Hinterglem skiing region.

The ORF website said that an emergency doctor flown in by helicopter was unable to revive the 32-year-old victim on Wednesday. - Sapa-AP

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