1 dead, 4 hurt in LA-area mountain ice disaster

Authorities say one person is dead and four people have been injured after falling down an ice chute in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

Bernard Peters of the Los Angeles County Fire Department says the five were found Saturday at the 7,000-foot level east of Angeles Crest Highway in the Angeles National Forest.

The area is about 30 miles north of La Canada Flintridge.

He says one person was pronounced dead at the scene. Another was airlifted to a hospital in critical condition with head and back injuries and hypothermia.

Two other people also were hospitalized, one with a wrist injury and one with chest pain. Both also had hypothermia.

A fifth person was treated at the scene for a minor wrist injury.