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By Kylie Mohr
Jackson Hole Daily Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Three survive weekend avalanche burials


February 21, 2019

JACKSON — Satchel Toole, 23, wasn’t breathing when his friends pulled him out of an avalanche Saturday afternoon on Teton Pass.

Twenty-four hours later, Toole said the experience was “humbling.” Two additional young men were caught in the same slide and buried to varying degrees.

The Jackson resident said he’s lucky to tell the tale of his successful rescue.

“I think it’s fairly haunting to think about a lot, but it definitely gives you a perspective on being thankful and also aware,” he said. “You can learn a lot from it.”

The near-miss was one of two backcountry emerge...

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