March 1, 2015
A spokeswoman for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area says no one is reported missing following an avalanche that struck the resort this afternoon.
Joani Lynch estimates a few thousand people were on the mountain
at the time of the slide which occurred shortly after 2 p-m on the
Climax ski run.
Fire officials say more than 200 people have been searching the
area, but no victims have been found.
Lynch says three or four minor injuries were initially reported
by fire dispatch, but no one was taken to the hospital.
Climax is near the top of the eleven-thousand-foot mountain,
which has had record snowfall this season.
The Eastern Sierra Avalanch Center had posted a warning of
"considerable" danger today.
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