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April 24. 2013 12:31PM

Former NH man killed in Colorado avalanche

A surfer, skateboarder, rock climber and ice climber, Rick Gaukel eventually lived in Hawaii, North Carolina and New Hampshire. He had been in Colorado for more than three years, his family said. He and his wife, 33-year-old Jonna Book, did not have children.

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