AP NEWS

Snowmobiler dies in avalanche near Pinedale

December 25, 2018

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities say a Rock Springs man died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Pinedale.

Sublette County Coroner Curtis Covill identified the man as 31-year-old Dustin LaPant.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the avalanche occurred in the Wyoming Range Saturday. LaPant was about 1,000 feet (305 meters) off the the Horse Creek Trail, a popular route among snowmobilers.

Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center Director Bob Comey says the avalanche carried LaPant about 50 feet (15 meters) and flipped his snowmobile on top of him.

___

Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, http://www.jhnewsandguide.com

AP RADIO
Update hourly