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SCARY Avalanche Buries Dutch Prince Toussaint Kluitters, AFP / Getty Images

Avalanche Buries Dutch Prince

Dutch Prince Johan Friso is in critical but stable condition after being buried by an avalanche while skiing in the Austrian Alps, police said Friday. The Austria Press Agency said the prince is at Innsbruck’s university clinic. Friso, 43, had been skiing with a group when he was buried by the piste, and it reportedly took rescue crews around 15 minutes to locate him. Friso is the middle son of Dutch Queen Beatrix, but he is not heir to the throne because he married Mabel Wisse Smit without his family’s permission.

February 17, 2012 11:27 AM