GRANITE FALLS, Wash. (AP) — The Snohomish County sheriff’s office says one person is dead and four others have been injured by the partial ice cave collapse in northwestern Washington.
The Seattle Times reports that sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Monday night that the person who was killed remained buried under the debris.
Three of the injured, including one man in critical condition, have been sent to a Seattle trauma center. One person was sent to an Everett, Washington, hospital.
The caves about 70 miles northeast of Seattle are a popular hiking destination in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest.
In 2010, an 11-year-old girl was killed at the caves by falling ice.