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Targhee Ski Patrolers Rescue Out-of-Bounds Snowboarder

January 30, 2014 State of Wyoming, Teton County, Teton Valley No Comments
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Ski Patrol members from Grand Targhee Ski Resort were called upon to conduct a rescue in an out-of-bounds area near the resort Wednesday afternoon.  Teton County Undersheriff Bob Gilliam says 34 year-old Jason Veres, vacationing in the area from New Jersey, had descended the ski area slopes and continued beyond the resort boundary, taking him into the Leigh Creek drainage.  Gilliam says that area is quite rugged and prone to avalanches in places.  He says when the ski patrol members saw Veres’ leave the resort, they followed him into the drainage. They also accessed a snowmobile the county search and rescue team has stationed in the area to assist in the rescue.  Gilliam says the man attempted to self-rescue when he realized he was in trouble.  Ultimately, the ski patrollers reached Veres and assisted him to safety, shaken but unharmed.  Gilliam says later in the evening, the Sheriff’s office was alerted to the failure of two snowmobilers to return from a day-long excursion up Mosquito Creek south of Wilson.  He says it turned out one of the machines had broken down and the second man met searchers as he was returning to town for parts and overnight gear.  The pair returned Thursday morning after repairing the sled.

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