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Snowmobiler killed in avalanche in eastern Idaho

UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 21, 2018

The first new cabin at the Ponds Lodge Resort in Island Park, Idaho, sits nestled deep in winter snow March 16, 2006. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says emergency workers received a 911 call Saturday afternoon that a snowmobiler had been caught in an avalanche east of Reas Peak in Island Park. (RANDY HAYES / AP)
The first new cabin at the Ponds Lodge Resort in Island Park, Idaho, sits nestled deep in winter snow March 16, 2006. The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says emergency workers received a 911 call Saturday afternoon that a snowmobiler had been caught in an avalanche east of Reas Peak in Island Park. (RANDY HAYES / AP)
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IDAHO FALLS – Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after being caught in an avalanche in eastern Idaho.

The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says emergency workers received a 911 call Saturday afternoon that a snowmobiler had been caught in an avalanche east of Reas Peak in Island Park.

Search and rescue teams responded. Members of the man’s group found his body after about 40 minutes of searching.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man has not been identified.

Earlier this month, a 36-year-old snowmobiler was killed by an avalanche near Island Park in Fremont County.

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