Third victim in Silver Mtn. avalanche identified as 33-year-old Minnesota woman

Crews begin searching Silver Mountain following deadly avalanche
Crews begin searching Silver Mountain following deadly avalanche. Copyright KXLY 4 News Now.

KELLOGG, Idaho — The third victim in an avalanche at Silver Mountain was identified as a 33-year-old woman from Minneapolis on Friday.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office identified the woman as Molly Elisabeth Hubbard. Her body was found Thursday following two days of active searching by rescue crews.

Hubbard’s body was located using specialized equipment from Montana-based rescue company Two Bear Air. Rescue crews were able to locate her body using a recco device, which looks for reflective surfaces coming from recco-equipped clothing.

The bodies of two other skiers were found on Tuesday. They were identified as 58-year-old Carl William Dick Humphreys of Liberty Lake and 46-year-old Scott Michael Parsons of Spokane Valley.

The avalanche struck Silver Mountain ski area on Tuesday. It triggered on Wardner Peak, which had been blasted and opened shortly before the avlanche hit. At least five people were rescued in the aftermath.

The recovery of Hubbard’s body marked the end of rescue efforts by ski patrol.

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