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Three people were killed Sunday in an avalanche near a ski resort in Washington state, a spokeswoman for the King County Sheriff's Office said.
Katie Larson said several groups of skiers were caught in the deadly rush.
"Almost all of them -- probably up to 12 at some point -- are buried in the snow. They manage to dig themselves out ... At that point then, they look and they find that three of these skiers are suffering from medical issues. They begin CPR and, unfortunately, they were not able to resuscitate the victims," she said, adding that everyone has been accounted for.
Originally posted by Domo1
It appears another died in an Avalanche at another resort today as well. 3 men in their 30-40's died at Stevens on the backside of the mountain. This kind of freaks me out because that's where I always go and for a minute I was a little worried about some friends I know were up there today. I hadn't heard of these avalanche safety devices, but may have to start looking into it. Really feel for the families and friends right now, that would be a horrible thing to go through.