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  • 16 February 2014, 21:16

Colorado Avalanche: Rescuers Search For Skiers

Rescuers are continuing their search for two missing skiers caught in a large avalanche in Colorado.

Seven skiers on Star Mountain triggeredthe slide at about 5pm local time on Saturday, according to the Lake County Office of Emergency Management.

On Sunday, the agency posted on its Facebook page that search and rescue teams were trying to reach one of the missing skiers after pinpointing their location.

The skier's condition was not immediately known.

Three other skiers were taken to hospital on Saturday with injuries that included a broken leg, a broken ankle and a possible broken rib and collapsed lung.

One person was treated and released, The Denver Post reported.

Authorities have not released the names of any of the skiers involved.

The Colorado Avalanche Information Center had issued warnings of dangerous conditions across much of Colorado's mountains after two weeks of heavy snow in the high country.

The avalanche happened near Leadville, which is about 80 miles southwest of Denver.

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