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April 27, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Back-country skier hurt in avalanche

A back-country skier has been hurt in an avalanche on Snoqualmie Mountain near Alpental, and search & rescue crews are on their way to help, according to the King County Sheriff’s Office.

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, in message tweeted about 1:20 p.m., said early reports indicate the skier may have broken both legs.

The Northwest Avalance Center is currently listing the avalanche danger through most of the Cascades in Washington State as “considerable,” — a level between moderate and high.

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