Skier Jamie Pierre killed in Utah avalanche

Sun Staff report

Professional freeskier Jamie Pierre was killed in an avalanche in the backcountry of Snowbird Ski Area, Utah, on Sunday afternoon, multiple media sources report.

According to ESPN, Pierre, whose full name was Matthew Jamie Pierre, was swept over a rock cliff.

He was 38 years old.

Pierre, a native of Minnesota, made appearances in videos by Matchstick Productions, Teton Gravity Research and Warren Miller Entertainment, among others. He made headlines in 2006 for setting the world record for highest cliff drop when he survived a 255-foot jump in Wyoming.

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