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Mammoth Mountain Takes Three Lives

Sonora, CA– The Sierra ski patrol is mourning the loss of three members who were killed while fencing off a cave-like volcanic vent on Mammoth Mountain.

The team was roping off the vent to keep snowboarders and skiers away from the area when the site gave way, tossing the three into a volcanic gap estimated to be about 20 feet deep. Officials say several other ski patrol members were injured in the attempt to rescue the three.

Written by Alisha.cruz