Nevada man dies in western Wyoming avalanche

Oil City is reporting via The Associated Press that a 30-year-old man from Nevada has died in a Wyoming avalanche.

The man was riding a snowmobile near Afton Friday afternoon when he was swept under the snow. The unidentified male was in a party of 5 snowmobilers.

Reports indicate he had deployed an airbag intended to increase survival chances in an avalanche, but was partially buried. It took 10-15 minutes to locate the man.


This was the first avalanche fatality in the United States this winter, however later Friday a Colorado skier was killed in an avalanche and two additional Colorado skiers were killed in an avalanche Saturday.


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