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Date: 2010-04-02
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Place: Indian Creek drainage northwest of Alpine
State: WY
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 snowmobiler caught, buried, and killed


From Star Valley Independent:

Avalanche claims life of Idaho man

By Sarah Hale on Apr 5, 2010 in Featured

Friday, April 2, 2010 an avalanche in the Indian Creek Drainage, northwest of Alpine, took the life of a Idaho Falls man. Bart Weekes had been snowmobiling in the area when he was buried.

According to information provided by Lincoln County Coroner Mike Richins, units responded to the scene from both Idaho and Wyoming.

“First estimates were unsure if the death was in Lincoln County, Teton County or Bonneville County,” said Richins. “Air Idaho Rescue was dispatched by Swan Valley Ambulance. In spite of rescue efforts, Mr. Weekes was pronounded dead at the scene.”

Richins urged “people to stay out of the high country areas at this time.”

“Snow conditions are treacherous,” he said.