Three skiers are missing after getting caught in a large avalanche in Colorado

Three skiers are missing after getting caught in a large avalanche between the Colorado towns of Silverton and Ophir, according to a preliminary 报告 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 asThe Nose.
Four people were caught in the avalanche and fully buried in debris, 报告说. 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 eveningdue to avalanche hazard,” 报告说.
    The San Juan County Office of Emergency Management says the recovery mission for three missing skiers was suspended due to 'considerable' avalanche danger

    Efforts will resume when rescuers feel it is (安全) to access the site,” 它添加了.
    Even though the recovery mission has been temporarily suspended, the identities of the three skiers isstill pending per San Juan County Coroner’s Office investigation,” the San Juan County Office of Emergency Management wrote in a 发布 on Facebook.
      Avalanche danger in the back country is always unpredictable regardless of your avalanche knowledge and skills. It is critical to check the avalanche forecast and avalanche danger prior to venturing into the backcountry,” the office wrote.
      Check the Colorado Avalanche Information Center (CAIC) for avalanche conditions, have your equipment of beacon, shovel, probe and make a plan for communications with your ski group.

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