A snowmobiler is dead after triggering an avalanche that ultimately buried himself in the Sheep Creek drainage just north of the Palisades Resevoir south of Jackson, WY.
The snowmobiler, 47 year-old Troy Leishman was riding in the late afternoon when the slide released. He was accompanied by other snowmobilers at the time of the incident. Leishman was ultimately extracted from the debris but died of injuries he sustained in the avalanche. Nightfall prevented a recovery effort yesterday but rescue crews are hoping to extract the body sometime today.
*Our deepest condolences go out to the victim’s friends and family.
Bridger Teton Avalanche Report:
Path: Sheep Creek, exact location unknown Zone: 304
Elevation: 9338 Aspect:
Starting zone slope angle:
Type: Soft Slab
Relative Size: 3 Destructive Size: 3.0 Depth:
Trigger: Snowmobile (AM)
Lat: 43.371124 Lng: -111.130630
Find up-to-date advisories here: Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center