From Shoshone County Sheriffs Office:
On January 11, 2024, at approximately 1453 hours, Law Enforcement received a Garmin GPS alert of a
possible fatality near Steven’s Peak, in Shoshone County, Idaho. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office
organized a rescue effort to retrieve three males that were believed to have been caught in an avalanche
near Steven’s Peak. The Shoshone County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the United States Air Force, the
Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office, Silver Valley Search and Rescue, and the Silver Mountain Ski Patrol. We
were able to establish communications with two of the individuals through a GPS texting device. Through
this communication we were able to locate two of the three males and started a targeted search near their
last known location. We located the two males and we were able to bring them back to retrieve medical
care. While debriefing the two males, we received information causing us to believe the third male was
deceased at the site of the avalanche. Due to this information, we have concluded our search efforts for
the safety of all those involved for this evening. We will be conducting a retrieval mission for the third
male in the morning of January 12, 2024. We are not releasing the names of the individuals at this time.
U.S.F.S. Idaho Panhandle Avalanche Center will conduct a full investigation and report as soon as possible.