Bellingham man among two who died in Oregon avalanche

A Bellingham climber and skier is one of two people who died in an avalanche Tuesday, Feb. 11, on Wallowa Mountain in northeast Oregon, according to the Baker County Sheriff's Office.

On Thursday the local sheriff's office identified 23-year-old Jake Merrill as one of the people who died in the avalanche, along with Shane Coulter, 30, of Seattle.