By Associated Press - Friday, February 10, 2017

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) - Authorities in eastern Idaho say a Wyoming man has died in an avalanche while snowmobiling.

Sgt. Bryan Lovell with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s office said 35-year-old Josh Roth of Alpine, Wyoming, died in the avalanche Thursday in the McCoy Creek area.

Roth was snowmobiling with a friend when the slide occurred. His companion was able to locate him using an avalanche beacon and dig him out from under two or three feet of snow. But Roth died from his injuries.

Officials say the avalanche danger is high throughout eastern Idaho, the West Central mountains and surrounding areas as high winds, warmer temperatures and rainfall have destabilized the snow pack. The higher temperatures and rainfall have also led to widespread flooding in lower parts of the state.

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