One dead, five rescued after avalanche hits Kellogg ski area

(KPAX) KELLOGG, ID — One person is dead and five others have been rescued after an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort Tuesday.

Silver Mountain Resort in Kellogg, Idaho, reported one fatality after an avalanche in the Wardner Peak area of the resort at 11 a.m.

Silver Mountain Ski Patrol and other volunteers immediately responded and began searching with probes.

One person died while five others were rescued with minor injuries, according to Silver Mountain.

The Coeur d’Alene Fire Department wrote on Facebook that its K-9 Team was sent to the avalanche.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office posted that they received a report of what could be up to three separate avalanches on the mountain just after 11 a.m.

Silver Mountain has not confirmed whether there are multiple avalanches.

Emergency responders coordinated the rescue effort with Silver Mountain, the sheriff’s office said.

The search continued into Tuesday night with probes and rescue dogs.