RIGHT NOW: Avalanche Victim Still Buried Near Snoqualmie Pass - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

RIGHT NOW: Avalanche Victim Still Buried Near Snoqualmie Pass

SEATTLE (AP) - Authorities for a second day have suspended a search for a hiker who was swept by an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains east of Seattle.
    
King County sheriff's Sgt. Cindi West says avalanche conditions are too dangerous Monday. She says rescuers hope to resume their search Tuesday.
    
The hiker's wife identified him to KING-TV as Mitch Hungate, a 61-year-old dentist and seasoned athlete.
    
He was with two other companions when they were swept more than 1,200 feet down Granite Mountain in an avalanche Saturday. The two friends emerged from the snow.
    
A female snowboarder died after being caught up in a separate avalanche on Red Mountain Saturday.

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