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Date: 2016-01-19
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Jackson, Jensen Canyon, Pyramid Peak
State: WY
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry snowboarder caught, buried and killed

Early this afternoon a someone witnessed an avalanche on Pyramid Peak, south of the Jackson Hole Ski Area, and suspected a rider might have been caught. Teton County SAR was training with their helicopter near Teton Village and diverted to the avalanche. They spotted tracks and searched with their long range helicopter antenna system, but did not detect a transceiver signal. Sounds like the crew then spotted part of the snowboard sticking out of the snow. The victim is a 30-year-old Jackson man.

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19 Jan 2016 @2200 mst.
- updated 20 Jan 2016 @2015 mst with link to BTAC information.