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La Crosse area man killed in Wyoming avalanche



Jackson Hole, Wyoming

A La Crosse area man has been reported dead in a Wyoming avalanche. 

Twenty-nine-year-old Cody Christopherson reportedly triggered a snowslide while trying to ride a snowmobile on a mountain in the Jackson Hole area. 

According to social media, Christopherson was from West Salem. 

He was visiting Wyoming with family and friends when the avalanche occurred Wednesday on Mt. Leidy.

Others in the group dug through four feet of snow to find Christopherson. 

They gave him CPR, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The snowmobile reportedly triggered the slide near the bottom of a slope.

Christopherson’s Facebook page features recent photos of a new snowmobile.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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