Two perish in New Year's Day avalanche

SEELEY LAKE – A New Year's Day ride took a fatal turn when three snowmobilers from Anaconda were trapped in an avalanche near Lake Dinah, in the southern Mission Mountains west of Seeley Lake. While one was able to free himself and called for help, Jade Green, 24, and Lowell Grosvold, 26, were buried and perished in the slide.

According to Missoula Avalanche's Preliminary Report of Lake Dinah Avalanche Accident released Jan. 3, around 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 1 one of the riders was stuck on the hill. One of his friends rode up to help and then the third came to assist. When the third rider park...


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