Skiers missing after Colorado avalanche

Published: Feb. 2, 2021 at 11:48 PM CST
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SILVERTON, Colo. (AP) — Three backcountry skiers are still missing, a day after they were swept away by a large avalanche in southwestern Colorado. The Colorado Avalanche Information Center says the slide happened between the towns of Silverton and Ophir on Monday in an area locally known as The Nose.

Four skiers were fully buried and one was found and was suffering from minor injuries. A search-and-rescue team worked was still trying Tuesday morning to find the remaining skiers after searching into Monday night. The avalanche was triggered on a northeast-facing slope near the treeline at an elevation of about 11,500 feet.

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