Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Helicopter on apparent rescue mission went down on Togwotee Pass

(Lander) — Fremont County Search and Rescue officials were called in late this afternoon to assist Teton County with an apparent downed helicopter in the vicinity of the Togwotee Mountain Lodge between Dubois and Moran Junction. Sheriff Skip Hornecker said the request for assistance was for personnel to assist with an incident command center as a search was being organized. Hornecker said the FCSO obtained a helicopter from Worland, it picked up the S&R team members in Lander headed by Captain David Good and they were en route to the scene.

According to Sheriff Hornecker, a Teton County helicopter was on an a mission to the scene of a snowmobile accident on the Teton County side of Togwotee Pass when the helicopter crashed. Hornecker said there was no other information available.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that a helicopter has crashed, but no other details were immediately available.


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