Two juveniles killed in Idaho avalanche
By angelamontana

Posted: December 20, 2021

The Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Office revealed that two juveniles were killed in an avalanche around Ryan Peak, just west of Driggs, Idaho a few days ago.  Be careful out there.

“On December 17, 2021 at approximately 2:49 PM, the Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Office received a report of an avalanche which occurred near Relay Ridge in the vicinity of Ryan Peak, west of Driggs. It was reported that 2 persons had been buried under the avalanche. The reporting party advised the Sheriff’s Office that 1 person was riding a snowmobile and another was skiing at the time the avalanche occurred.

Search and Rescue teams from Teton County Idaho, Madison County and Teton County, WY as well as Air Idaho took part in rescue operations at the scene.

The bodies of two juvenile males were recovered from the avalanche location. The cause of the avalanche is under investigation. The names of the deceased juveniles are being withheld at this time.

The Sheriff’s Office encourages all persons to make themselves aware of avalanche conditions and other adverse weather conditions before recreating in backcountry areas.”

– Teton County Idaho Sheriff’s Office

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