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Skiing Accident Leaves Woman Dead In Wisconsin

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A 24-year-old woman has died after she struck a tree while skiing in south-central Wisconsin.

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office dispatch was notified around 10:30 a.m. Saturday that an injured person needed medical assistance at Cascade Mountain Ski Hill.

The sheriff's office and emergency medical workers responded, along with the ski patrol from Cascade Mountain. The injured woman was pronounced dead at a Portage hospital.

The victim's name has not been released. The sheriff's office is investigating but says the incident apparently was an accident.

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