Avalanche claims one
South Dakota man killed following avalanche in the Encampment River Wilderness
March 17, 2022
A 58-year-old South Dakota man is dead following an avalanche in the Encampment River Wilderness on March 12.
At approximately 1:02 p.m., the Carbon County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) received a call from Roy Simonson of Rapid City, South Dakota. Simonson reported himself and Jon P. LaFramboise, also of Rapid City, had been caught in an avalanche while snowmobiling near Hog Park in the Sierra Madre mountain range. He also reported he had performed CPR on LaFramboise, but couldn’t find a pulse and noted LaFramboise still wasn’t breathing.
CCSO Deputy Patrick Patterson responded to the call...