Sergeant Katie Larsons
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Skiers 'buried under the snow' in US ski resort

At least three people are said to have died after an avalanche near a ski resort in the US state of Washington.

Rescuers were dispatched to an out-of-bounds area near Stevens Pass ski resort after reports around noon local time (20:00 GMT).

The resort is located in the Cascade Mountains north-east of Seattle.

Sergeant Katie Larsons said the skiers were ''very experienced'' and well prepared. She added they had been buried under the snow.

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