SHERIFF: 3 Dead, Up To 8 Missing In Stevens Pass Avalanche - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

SHERIFF: 3 Dead, Up To 8 Missing In Stevens Pass Avalanche

SEATTLE, Wash. - Authorities are now saying three people are dead and as many as eight are missing after an avalanche near a Washington state ski resort.

King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says her office began receiving word about the avalanche near the Stevens Pass ski area just after noon Sunday. Stevens Pass in the Cascade Mountains
northeast of Seattle.

West initially said two people had died but later confirmed there were three deaths.

She says the deaths occurred in an out-of-bounds area near the resort. Rescue crews were en route.

The Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center on Sunday issued a warning for high avalanche danger for areas above 5,000 feet. The elevation of the avalanche wasn't immediately clear.

Meanwhile, West also says a snowboarder has been killed in a separate incident at the Alpental ski area east of Seattle. The snowboarder went over a cliff Sunday.

      
      (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

Previous Coverage:

SEATTLE, Wash. - The King County Sheriff's Office says it has reports of at least two people deadin an avalanche at Stevens Pass, and in a separate incident there's a rescue effort underway
after a snowboarder went over a cliff at the Alpental ski area.

Sgt. Cindi West wrote on the department's Twitter feed Sunday that an undisclosed number of people were missing in the avalanche. The snowboarder's condition wasn't immediately known.

      
      (Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with murder

    UPDATE: Roommate of woman found at recycling plant charged with murder

    Friday, April 20 2018 9:24 PM EDT2018-04-21 01:24:30 GMT

    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

    >>

    Spokane, Wash. - It's been more than a month since Stephanie Standen was last seen by her roommate Eugene Jupp. But according to court documents he says he heard her in her bedroom three to four days before her body was found. Jupp and Standen were once roommates at a house on West 15th next to Roosevelt Elementary School. According to court documents Jupps was not close with Standen and did not report her missing. But she was reported missing by adult protective services...

    >>
  • Washington man dead after TV tower collapses in Missouri

    Washington man dead after TV tower collapses in Missouri

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:59:21 GMT
    Courtesy FacebookCourtesy Facebook
    Courtesy FacebookCourtesy Facebook

    FORDLAND, Mo. - Investigators say a worker was killed on a tower after it collapsed in a field in Fordland, Mo. KY 3 TV reports that 56-year-old Steve J. Lemay from Washington state died in the collapse.  Firefighters say a crew of seven were working at the tower when it fell. Three suffered minor injuries. Emergency crews transported them to a Springfield hospital. Ozarks Public Television, KOZK-TV, confirmed with KY 3 TV that it was the 

    >>

    FORDLAND, Mo. - Investigators say a worker was killed on a tower after it collapsed in a field in Fordland, Mo. KY 3 TV reports that 56-year-old Steve J. Lemay from Washington state died in the collapse.  Firefighters say a crew of seven were working at the tower when it fell. Three suffered minor injuries. Emergency crews transported them to a Springfield hospital. Ozarks Public Television, KOZK-TV, confirmed with KY 3 TV that it was the 

    >>
  • Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Students walk out of school to demand change to gun laws

    Friday, April 20 2018 12:26 AM EDT2018-04-20 04:26:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

    >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Tomorrow students across the country and right here in the Spokane area will be walking out of school demanding change to the current gun laws. Students at Lewis and Clark High School will be walking out starting at 10 a.m. They have invited other schools in the are to join them. They will have speakers and performers at the event demanding change to the current gun laws in the country. One of the speakers is Kai 

    >>
HD DOPPLER 6i
/