JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Authorities have identified the man who died after he was buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in northwest Wyoming.

Teton County Sheriff Matt Carr tells The Jackson Hole News & Guide that 29-year-old Cody Christopherson of Wisconsin died Wednesday following the avalanche on Mount Leidy near Togwotee Pass.

Teton County Coroner Brent Blue says his manner of death is pending.

Carr says Christopherson's ridings partners uncovered him in the snow and began CPR.

Investigators have not said what caused the avalanche. The Togwotee Pass snowpack is known to have weak layers.

An Iowa man died in a snowmobile-triggered avalanche in the same area in April 2018.

———

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

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

GazetteXtra.com does not condone or review every comment. Read more in our Commenter Policy Agreement

  • Keep it clean. Comments that are obscene, vulgar or sexually oriented will be removed. Creative spelling of such terms or implied use of such language is banned, also.
  • Don't threaten to hurt or kill anyone.
  • Be nice. No racism, sexism or any other sort of -ism that degrades another person.
  • Harassing comments. If you are the subject of a harassing comment or personal attack by another user, do not respond in-kind. Use the "Report comment abuse" link below to report offensive comments.
  • Share what you know. Give us your eyewitness accounts, background, observations and history.
  • Do not libel anyone. Libel is writing something false about someone that damages that person's reputation.
  • Ask questions. What more do you want to know about the story?
  • Stay focused. Keep on the story's topic.
  • Help us get it right. If you spot a factual error or misspelling, email newsroom@gazettextra.com or call 1-800-362-6712.
  • Remember, this is our site. We set the rules, and we reserve the right to remove any comments that we deem inappropriate.

Report comment abuse