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Third Body Discovered At Silver Mountain Ski Resort

Photo by Hank Lunsford

The death toll has risen in the aftermath of the avalanche that hit the Silver Mountain ski resort in northern Idaho this week.

Searchers today [Thursday] located the body of a third person. That person hasn't yet been publicly identified.

Six people were found in the initial search, two of whom were killed in the avalanche on Tuesday.

Silver Mountain then received a call Wednesday morning from people concerned that a family member who intended to ski on the mountain had failed to return home the day before.

A new search for the missing person was started Wednesday, and the body was discovered Thursday afternoon.

Search and rescue teams from Kootenai and Shoshone counties, as well as a FEMA disaster team, and ski patrol members from other resorts took part in the search.

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