Man Killed by Avalanche While Snowmobiling Near Togwotee Pass, WY

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Breccia Cliffs, near Togwotee Pass, WY. Credit: TETON COUNTY SEARCH AND RESCUE / COURTESY PHOTO/

The 27-year-old man who died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling on Togwotee Pass has been named as Dale Walter Clyde Laedtke of New London, Wisconsin. A cause of death has not been released.

The man was snowmobiling with three friends on the north side of Togwotee Pass near Breccia Cliffs when the avalanche was triggered, Sheriff Matt Carr said.

Teton County Search and Rescue got the call at 2:51 pm and responded to the avalanche. Witnesses told first responders that the snowmobiler was buried for five minutes before they could start CPR, reported the Jackson Hole News and Guide. Revival efforts weren’t successful, and the man was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5 pm Monday.


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