A missing snowmobiler was found dead near the Little Snowy Trail, two miles west of West Yellowstone Wednesday evening. According to a news release from the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office, Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue in West Yellowstone responded to a request for assistance at about 5:30 pm Wednesday in locating a missing snowmobiler.
An individual riding with the missing snowmobiler became separated and was unable to locate their riding partner, eventually returning to town and calling the West Yellowstone Police Department. Search and Rescue volunteers responded to the area, and were able to locate the snowmobiler just north of Junction 13.
When located, rescuers found the individual to be deceased. The Sheriff’s office is not releasing any other information at this time, pending an investigation and notification to the family.