KELLOGG, Idaho — Authorities have released the name of the third person found buried by an avalanche at an Idaho ski resort.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office said searchers in a helicopter spotted the body of 33-year-old Molly Hubbard, of Minneapolis, at Silver Mountain Resort on Thursday.

Authorities said she was the skier reported missing Wednesday by a family member, which prompted an extended search after Tuesday’s avalanche. The sheriff’s office said her body was recovered Thursday afternoon by searchers with specialized equipment from a private aviation search and rescue company.

Hubbard started working at Oregon Health & Science University’s Children’s Hospital as a pediatric neurosurgery fellow in July, the hospital said. She completed a residency at the University of Minnesota earlier that year.

Dr. Nathan Selden, OHSU’s chair of the neurosurgery department, said in a statement that he was Hubbard’s mentor and that the hospital community would do their best to honor her.

The avalanche killed two other people, Carl Humphreys, 58, of Liberty Lake, Washington, and 46-year-old Scott Parsons, of Spokane Valley, Washington, and injured four, authorities said. Resort officials said on Facebook there have been no other people reported missing.

The avalanche came after the ski resort in the Idaho Panhandle received heavy snow and resort crews used explosives the morning of the slide to try to reduce avalanche threats on Wardner Peak, where all of the runs are rated as difficult.

“Our deepest condolences go out to all family and friends that have been affected by this tragic event,” the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook on Friday.

During the winter of 2018-19, 25 people died in avalanches in the United States, The Spokesman-Review newspaper reported.

The Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center will investigate the cause of the avalanche, the resort said.

Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.