- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 7, 2015

VERLOT, Wash. (AP) - The body of a woman killed in the collapse of a Washington state ice cave has been removed from the cave.

The Snohomish County sheriff’s office says they recovered the body of the 34-year-old woman and transported her Tuesday around 4 p.m. Tuesday to the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office, where her identity will be confirmed.

Five other people were injured Monday in the collapse at the Big Four Ice Caves.

Search and rescue personnel worked with an avalanche technician from the Washington State Department of Transportation, using small to dislodge debris and check for stability of the ice. Then technical rescue teams were able to reach the victim and hoist her out with a helicopter.

Authorities reminded the public again on Tuesday to stay out of the caves.


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