- Associated Press - Sunday, January 24, 2016

KALISPELL, Mont. (AP) - A snowmobiler has died in an avalanche in Flathead County.

KCFW-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1nhXZid ) that the victim was a 33-year-old Kalispell man but that his name was not immediately released.

The Flathead County Sheriff’s Office says the avalanche occurred Saturday near Swede Creek in the Whitefish Mountain Range near Olney.

Three snowmobilers were riding together when one of them triggered the avalanche, burying two of them.

One was able get free, but the third was found dead after being dug out.


Information from: KCFW-TV, https://www.kcfw.com

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