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Hikers hospitalized after N.H. avalanche rescue

MOUNT WASHINGTON, N.H. — New Hampshire officials say two people were hospitalized after being rescued from an avalanche slide in Mount Washington’s Tuckerman Ravine.

According to Appalachian Mount Club officials, the rescue began at about 8:30 Saturday night and ended early Sunday morning.

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WMUR-TV reports (http://bit.ly/18ROEpl ) that the conditions of the two people who were rescue remain unclear. The two apparently triggered an 800-foot snow slide in the ravine.

The U.S. Forest Service reports that avalanche danger in the ravine is moderate to low, but that avalanches triggered by hikers are possible.

Forest service officials say the two hikers who had to be rescued were coming down from the summit and triggered the avalanche that carried them to the floor of the ravine.

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