3 missing in 2 avalanches east of Seattle, Washington
Avalanches in Washington State, 3 missing
10:47 PM, Apr 13, 2013
SNOQUALMIE PASS, Wash. (AP) -- Authorities in Washington state say three people are missing after two avalanches in the mountains near Snoqualmie Pass.
KOMO-TV reports (http://bit.ly/17xZzAA ) one avalanche occurred Saturday afternoon on Granite Mountain, off Exit 47 from Interstate 90. The King County Sheriff's office says two skiers were injured and one is missing.
Two people also are missing from the second avalanche, on Red Mountain, near the Alpental Ski Area off I-90. Authorities believe both were snowshoeing in the area.
Both avalanches occurred as heavy snow was falling in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.