“We regret to report the third avalanche fatality of the season in southeastern Idaho. Initial reports suggest that a snowmobiler succumbed to their injuries after being caught in an avalanche near Palisades Reservoir.” – Sawtooth Avalanche Center, today
Officials are reporting that an unidentified snowmobiler died after being buried in an avalanche in eastern Idaho yesterday.
The Bonneville Country Sheriff’s Office and Bonneville County Search and Rescue responded to a report of an adult male who was buried in an avalanche in the upper bowl of Sheep Creek at 4:06pm Tuesday.
Rescuers located and dug up the man, but he did not survive the burial.
Officials report that the man was snowmobiling with a group of friends.
video describing another snowmobile triggered avalanche in Idaho yesterday.
This was the 3rd avalanche death in this area of Idaho this season.
This was the 9th avalanche death in the USA this season.
This was the 5th snowmobile death in the USA this season.
The USA averages 28 avalanche deaths per season.