Two Dead After WY. Rescue Accident

Snowmobiler, avalanche dog specialist die


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A veteran search and rescue team member from Jackson Hole died on Wednesday in a helicopter crash in western Wyoming. Ray Shriver and two members of Teton County Search and Rescue were responding to a report of a snowmobile accident near Togwotee Pass, near the Wyoming-Idaho border, around 2 P.M. on Wednesday when their helicopter crashed. Shriver, 63, an avalanche rescue specialist, died at the scene. Pilot Ken Johnson and a third volunteer were injured. The snowmobiler, Steven Anderson, 53, of Morris, Minnesota, was not in the helicopter but also died. Agents from the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board will investigate.

Read more at the Morris Sun Tribune