UPDATED: Snowfall Slows Search for Missing Men in Tetons

By Beacon Staff

CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Snowy weather has suspended the search for two men feared buried by an avalanche during a climbing trip in the Tetons last weekend.

Twenty-seven-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl, a former Kalispell resident who now lives Salt Lake City, and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick, a Minnesota native living in Columbia Falls, haven’t been seen since Saturday.

They were due back Sunday and three days of looking has yet to turn up any sign of them.

Grand Teton National Park officials say heavy snow and gusty winds made it impossible Thursday to fly search teams into the backcountry by helicopter.

The search focused in and around Garnet Canyon on the Tetons’ east side. An avalanche struck the canyon sometime Friday or last weekend.

Search dogs have been sniffing through a wide area of the canyon hit by the avalanche.

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