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Snowmobiler killed in Tiger Peak avalanche

by CHANSE WATSON
Hagadone News Network | February 28, 2021 1:40 AM

DOBSON PASS – Shoshone County Search and Rescue crews, along with other snowmobilers, recovered the body of a missing snowmobiler who was trapped in an avalanche that occurred on Tiger Peak Saturday afternoon.

Taking place roughly 10 miles northwest of Wallace, the Shoshone County Sheriff's Office was made aware of the incident around 4 p.m. A total of four snowmobilers were initially caught in the event, but only one from the group went missing.

The deceased individual, identified as Silver Valley resident Ron Sink, was located around 7 p.m. the same night.

Search teams comprised of six SCSO deputies, 10 SVSR personnel, and friends of the snowmobilers set up a command post at the base of Dobson Pass and orchestrated rescue efforts from there. Air support from Two Bear Air out of Montana had been requested, but was called off before they could arrive.

It is unknown what caused the avalanche.

SCSO Cpt. Jeff Lee states that "SCSO is saddened by this tragic incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the deceased."

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The avalanche reportedly occurred on the west side of Tiger Peak, located just north of Burke.