Rescuers free woman buried in Washington snow slide

POSTED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:00pm

UPDATED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:04pm

A young woman was rescued at Washington's Crystal Mountain Tuesday after being buried by an avalanche.

Paul Baugher, the director of the ski patrol, said it happened just after 2 p.m. this afternoon.

"We just had 40 inches of snow in a 30 hour period," said Baugher who added that the storm brought strong winds too.

Baugher received the alert that three people were caught in a small avalanche in the Northway portion of the ski area. Two men were able to dig themselves out, but a young woman was buried.

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