KELLOGG, Idaho (AP) – Update: Officials say an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort killed at least two people, and rescuers dug out five others who had minor injuries. Silver Mountain Resort confirmed the death and injuries in a Facebook post Tuesday. It says searchers are still combing through the snow with probes and rescue dogs. The sheriff’s office said it had received reports of up to three separate avalanches on Silver Mountain in northern Idaho. KHQ-TV reports that an avalanche warning has been in effect in higher elevations of multiple north Idaho counties.
Authorities say four people have been recovered after an avalanche at the Silver Mountain Resort ski area in northern Idaho.
The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office says on Tuesday morning it received reports of up to three separate avalanches on Silver Mountain just south of Kellogg.
The sheriff’s office says the 911 Communications Center received reports of three people possibly trapped.
Just before 1 p.m. Tuesday, the sheriff’s office said four people had been recovered from the area and that search efforts were continuing.
No further information about those recovered was immediately released.