POSTED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Sunday, December 23, 2012 - 1:04pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — 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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