Snowmobiler dies in avalanche

JACKSON HOLE, Wyo. (AP) - Authorities say a snowmobiler has died after he was buried in an avalanche in northwestern Wyoming.

The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports the man and three friends were snowmobiling on the north side of Togwotee (TOH'-go-tee) Pass when the avalanche occurred Monday afternoon.

Authorities say the man was 27 but they didn't immediately release his name or hometown.

Witnesses told first responders the snowmobiler was buried for five minutes before they could start CPR.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene just before 5 p.m. Monday.

The site is about 50 miles (90 kilometers) northeast of Jackson.