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Date: 2013-04-13
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Granite Mountain, Snoqualmie Pass, Cascade Mountains
State: WA
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 3 hikers caught, 2 partly buried and injured, 1 buried and killed

A 60-year-old hiker is still missing after he and two others were caught in an avalanche while hiking Granite Mountain (several miles west of Snoqualmie Pass) on Saturday. The search was suspended Saturday night and excessive danger prevented rescuers from searching on Sunday. The search has been suspended indefinitely.

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Posted: 4/14/2013

Update: 4/19/2013. No update about search efforts to locate missing man. Presumed dead.

Update: 5/8/2013. Hiker's body was found and recovered today during a formal search effort.

Update: 6/18/2013. Originally the group was reported to be snowshoers, but later learned they were on foot.