1 dead, 5 survive after avalanche at Washington state ski resort

SEATTLE — One person is dead and five others survived after an avalanche Saturday morning in the Silver Basin region of the Crystal Mountain ski area. Around 10:50 a.m., witnesses called ski patrol with a report that a group of six people were buried by an avalanche in a backcountry area. Sgt. Darren Moss of the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said those who survived were involved in a self rescue; it wasn’t immediately clear if those buried in snow rescued themselves, or were rescued by witnesses, he said. One person had stopped breathing and couldn’t be revived. Moss said witnesses called...