Granite Mountain Search photo

The search has been suspended for Mitch Hungate, a Renton area dentist who is missing after an avalanche near Granite Mountain on Saturday.

King County Search and Rescue members said the area is too hazardous to send in search crews. Sheriff’s members have talked with avalanche experts who said the area is very unstable and will likely remain that way for days.

Once the avalanche danger decreased searchers will be sent back into the area in an attempt to recover the man’s body. We will update the family and the public when the search resumes.