UPDATE: 1 Child, 2 Adult Rescued from Avalanche in Missoula Neighborhood
By OutdoorAly

Posted: February 28, 2014

This breaking news from the Missoulian reported an avalanche that swept down Mount Jumbo Friday afternoon, burying an 8-year-old boy and an elderly couple as it demolished a two-story house near Van Buren Street. Here are details from the report:

The child was pulled from the snow and debris after about an hour, and is alive, according to reports at the scene in Missoula’s Rattlesnake Valley and the Missoula Police Department.

An hour later, the elderly man who lived in the home that was demolished was also pulled from the snow. He, too, is alive.

Another hour passed and the woman was pulled from the debris – alive. She was en route to the hospital at 7:20 p.m. Friday.

Neighbors identified the man as Fred Allendorf, a retired University of Montana professor. He was found in the wreckage beneath the home’s chimney, and was alert and responsive when loaded into the ambulance, a firefighter said.

Searchers then continued the search for Allendorf’s wife, bringing in spotlights to illuminate the area. She was found about 7:15 p.m., and was alive.

The complete Missoulian story and updates can be found here.

Feature photo: Tom Bauer/Missoulian