Avalanche victims identified; skier injured by another avalanche

Afton, WY – Three men killed in an avalanche in Lincoln County in western Wyoming over the weekend have been identified. Meantime, a skier was injured in another avalanche yesterday in Teton County.

Authorities say Scott Bennett, Alan Jensen and Kim Steed were all from the Afton area. They died Saturday in a large avalanche that occurred near Cottonwood Lake, about eight miles southeast of Afton.

The avalanche was about 700 feet long, 300 feet wide and 50 foot deep.

Yesterday, a skier broke his leg when he and a companion were caught in an avalanche in neighboring Teton County. The slide occurred near Cache Peak in the Gros Ventre Wilderness.