3 AMERICAN soldiers remain in the hospital after the training, avalanche

BURLINGTON, Vt. – The Vermont National Guard says three soldiers injured in an avalanche during a winter training stay in the hospital.

Guard Spokesman Lt. Mike Arcovitch said Thursday that two of the soldiers are in good condition, while the third is in good condition.

Six soldiers were injured during the avalanche Wednesday in Vermont Smugglers Notch. Two were treated in hospital and released. The last soldier was unharmed and returned to duty.

The avalanche struck just as the soldiers were setting up a ropes course as part of a training of the Army’s Mountain Warfare School.

The National Weather Service has a mountain avalanche warning due to heavy snow in the mountains.

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