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Molly Elisabeth Hubbard

Searchers located the body of a third person killed in an avalanche Tuesday at Silver Mountain Ski Resort in Kellogg.

The bodies of Carl William Dick Humphreys, 58, Liberty Lake, Washington, and Scott Michael Parsons, 46, of Spokane Valley, Washington, were recovered the day of the avalanche Tuesday, January 7, and five others who survived were rescued.

The Shoshone County Sheriff's Office released their names Thursday.

Silver Mountain officials thought all caught in the avalanche had been recovered, but just after 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, Silver Mountain staff received a call from the family of a skier who had not returned.

That person's car was located in the Silver Mountain parking lot, staff was able to verify that the missing skier had been in the area of the avalanche and the sheriff's office was notified and searchers returned.

On Thursday, the resort closed to facilitate the search effort, the third victim, identified today as Molly Elisabeth Hubbard, 33, Minneapolis, was recovered by searchers yesterday afternoon after assistance was giving by specialized equipment from Two Bear Air.

Molly had recently completed a residency in neurosurgery at the University of Minnesota and she worked at Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland.

The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office thanks the 140 volunteers that showed up from the following organizations to assist in the search efforts. KCSO/search and rescue, Silver Valley search and rescue, Silver Mountain consultants, Silver Mountain ski patrol, Shoshone County Fire District #2 and #1, Shoshone County EMS, Schweitzer ski patrol, 49 degree north ski patrol, Mt Spokane ski patrol, Lookout ski patrol, National Avalanche Center K-9 teams, Cda Fire Department and K-9 teams, North Idaho College, Idaho Department of Lands, Two Bear Air, and several citizen volunteers.

Today would have been Jackass Day on Silver Mountain, a celebration of the debut of skiing on a hill 52 years ago that was then called the Jackass Ski Bowl before being changed to Silver Mountain. The resort honored discount lift tickets, but cancelled other Jackass Day festivities.

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