Search and Rescue Called to Two Separate Incidents in the Same Day in Teton County, WY

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A snowboarder was caught in, and carried by, an avalanche on Tuesday. Credit: Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center

Search and rescue crews helped retrieve a snowboarder caught in an avalanche and two stuck snowmobilers in separate incidents in northwest Wyoming, reports the idahostatesman.comBoth incidents occurred Tuesday in Teton County.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that at 12:19 pm, Teton County Search and Rescue responded to an avalanche on Teton Pass. Teton County Sheriff’s Lt. Matt Carr says an unidentified 48-year-old snowboarder was carried and hit a tree, injuring his leg. The other three in the group were uninjured. The injured boarder was taken to St. John’s Medical Center.

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A man is short-hauled from the Coal Creek parking lot on Tuesday afternoon, stopping traffic on Teton Pass. Credit: Jeff Young/News & Guide

At 4:15 pm, another call came in for two snowmobilers who were stuck. Carr says Fremont County rescuers responded and retriever the snowmobilers, who were not hurt.

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