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Snowmobiler dies in Gallatin County avalanche

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BOZEMAN - A snowmobiler died after being caught in an avalanche in Gallatin County late Tuesday evening.

Gallatin County Dispatch received a report of an avalanche with a person injured in the Cabin Creek area, approximately 19 miles north of West Yellowstone.

The Sheriff’s Office search commander immediately dispatched a helicopter from Air Idaho to assess the possibility of landing and rendering medical aid. The chopper was on the scene in 32 minutes.

The victim, who has been identified as Waylon Wiedemann, 40, of Pine City, Minnesota was pronounced dead at the scene.

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