BONNEVILLE COUNTY, Idaho (ABC4 News) – A Layton man died after being buried in an avalanche while snowmobiling in Idaho on Friday, according to East Idaho News.
Angela Spencer told East Idaho News that her brother Tommy Hawkins and three other riders were all buried in the avalanche, but the other riders were able to get out.
Hawkins was able to deploy an avalanche bag and activate his beacon. When the other riders found him, they attempted life saving efforts. They were unable to transport him out of the area due to unsafe travel conditions for rescue personnel, according to a Bonneville County news release.
Spencer said Hawkins was a former resident of Victor, Idaho and a Teton High School graduate.
A viewing will he held Feb 1 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Victor, Idaho LDS Church Building. Another viewing will be held Feb. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with the funeral following at 11 a.m.