Three skiers are missing after getting caught in a large avalanche between the Colorado towns of Silverton and Ophir, according to a preliminary report from the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.
The three belonged to a larger group of back-country skiers who were traveling Monday and triggered the avalanche in an area locally known as “The Nose.”
Four people were caught in the avalanche and fully buried in debris, the report said. One of the skiers was found and had sustained minor injuries, the report added.
Search-and-rescue operations for the other three lasted into Monday night and resumed Tuesday but were suspended that evening “due to avalanche hazard,” the report said.
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SOURCE: CNN, Keith Allen and Christina Maxouris