1 Person Dead During Mount Washington Avalanche

JACKSON, N.H. (AP/WBZ NewsRadio) - Authorities say one person has died in an avalanche at Mount Washington.

The avalanche happened at Tuckerman Ravine, a popular area for skiers and hikers.

According to Kevin Burks, Spokes person with the White Mountain National Park service, the skier who was alone self-triggered the avalanche.

State Fish and Game Col. Kevin Jordan said CPR was administered.

The Mount Washington Avalanche Center said there was a moderate danger of avalanches in the area Thursday. It said temperatures have continued to fall since Wednesday, "resulting in a sketchy mix of wind scoured, bulletproof ice crust and fresh wind slab."

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