- Associated Press - Friday, February 5, 2016

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) - A Jackson resident has been injured after a wind slab avalanche in Grand Teton National Park partially buried him.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports (https://bit.ly/1SP199b ) that 32-year-old Rene Etter-Garrette was rescued from Disappointment Peak by helicopter on Thursday after he was partially buried while backcountry skiing.

He was admitted to St. John’s Medical Center with a leg injury and is listed as in good condition.

The avalanche carried Etter-Garrette 1,200 feet after he triggered the slide when he began descending Spoon Couloir.


Information from: Jackson Hole (Wyo.) News And Guide, https://www.jhnewsandguide.com

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