Nightly News   |  April 14, 2013

Avalanche traps snowshoer

The search for a snowshoer in Washington state was suspended due to bad weather on Sunday. Two snowshoers were rescued after an avalanche in the Cascade Mountains carried them 1200 feet a day earlier, NBC’s Lester Holt reports.

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>>> in washington state , bad weather today forced rescuers to suspend their search for a snowshoer who became trapped in an avalanche. it happened in the cascade mountains yesterday. the avalanche carried three snowshoers down some 1,200 feet at speeds that reached more than 50 miles an hour. two of them were rescued in a second avalanche a snowshoer died from injuries she suffered.