Avalanche Kills Snowboarder in Teton County
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — An avalanche in Teton County killed a 30-year-old snowboarder on Tuesday.
Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue identified the victim as Jed Wesley Foster, a Jackson resident formerly of Indiana.
The avalanche happened on a peak called the Pyramid, which is in the Teton Range south of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
A witness called authorities to report the slide shortly before 1 p.m. Tuesday.
Teton County Search and Rescue diverted a helicopter that was being used for training near Teton Village to the search.
Two rescue volunteers were flown to the scene and quickly located the man still wearing his snowboard.
The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center's forecast for Tuesday ranked avalanche danger as considerable.