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Two people reportedly caught in avalanche near Seeley Lake

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Posted at 8:36 PM, Jan 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-01 22:36:16-05

Search and rescue teams are responding to reports of an avalanche in the Seeley Lake Area.

The Missoula County Sheriff’s Office reports that at approximately 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call from a person who said he had been snowmobiling in the Dinah Lake area when he got caught in an avalanche. The caller indicated he was able to get out but that two others were buried in the slide.

Seeley-Swan Search and Rescue, Missoula County Search and Rescue, Missoula Emergency Services and the Seeley Fire Department are organizing a search for the lost individuals.

The avalanche danger is considered high in several areas of Missoula County according to the National Weather Service. Very dangerous avalanche conditions exist and travel in avalanche terrain is not recommended.