An avalanche at Mt. Hood in Oregon has buried at least someone, and rescue crews are nearing the scene.
A group of eight people were in the area where the avalanche occurred and reported it to the local sheriff’s department, according to Hilary Lake of local broadcaster KATU. One of them is buried.
The people calling 911 say that they have food and water and are dressed appropriately.
Rescue crews were gathering at Timberline Lodge around 5:40 p.m. PDT to prepare for an ascent up to where the incident occurred, according to KGW. It could have been that the climber fell into a crevasse and was buried, said Pete Hughes with the Hood River Sheriff’s Office.
A helicopter was involved with the rescue as well.