Transcript for Snowshoer Lost in Cascade Mountain Avalanche
And heavy snow is hampering the search for a missing snowshoer, swept up by a avalanche outside of seattle, washington. It was one of two avalanches that injured several people on saturday. Abc's tai hernandez has the story. Reporter: The search for the missing snowshoer will resume this morning, after avalanche hit several groups on saturday afternoon. It may be more of a recovery than a rescue. The avalanche went 1,279 feet, at speeds of up to 53 miles per hour. Reporter: The first avalanche took place around noon, at granite mountain, catching three snowshoers offguard. Two men emerged from the snow. But the third, a 60-year-old man, did not. The second avalanche o kaured a half-hour later at red mountain, striking 12 snow showers and a woman hiking with her dog. The one lady with the dog -- Reporter: Chris was initially reported missing until his friends found him buried against a tree and dug him out. I thought I'm dying because of snow. It covered my body. Reporter: But late saturday evening, all but one person was accounted for. 100 rescuers with dog teams searched granite mountain for the snowshoer. But extremely heavy snowfall and fading daylight caused the rescue mission to be called off late in the evening. For "good morning america," tai hernandez, abc news, new york.
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