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Report of overdue skier sends searchers back to scene of deadly Idaho avalanche

2 people died on Silver Mountain on Tuesday
Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 20:26:35-05

Search crews are back on Silver Mountain looking for an overdue skier following Tuesday’s deadly avalanche in Kellogg, Idaho.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a Silver Mountain representative early Monday asking that search and rescue crews return to the mountain regarding an overdue skier, according to a social media post.

Silver Mountain representatives report that the overdue skier was confirmed to in the area of Tuesday's avalanche occurred. The Sheriff’s Office says approximately 30 people from multiple agencies are actively searching the avalanche site at Wardner Peak.

KREM TV in Spokane reported early Wednesday that a seventh person involved in the Tuesday avalanche was found and confirmed dead at Shoshone Medical Center. According to a Facebook post by Silver Mountain , at least two people involved in the avalanche died and five were rescued.

We will have more information on this developing story as it becomes available.