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Rescuers recover one person in Teton Co. avalanche

Posted at 9:10 PM, Jan 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-05 23:10:43-05

GREAT FALLS-The Teton County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that one person was recovered in an avalanche.

The avalanche occurred Saturday evening west of Choteau in the Teton Pass area.

One individual was recovered, however, the Sheriff’s Office declined to comment on that person’s condition.

Mercy Flight was called and 50 search and rescue personnel responded including fire crews from Choteau and Fairfield, Teton County deputies, and Forest Service law enforcement. About 15 volunteers were on standby, according to the Teton County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the person involved has not yet been released. We will update you with more information.