Missing Skiers Buried in Avalanche Found Dead

By Beacon Staff

JACKSON, Wyo. – A Grand Teton National Park official says two missing skiers were found dead after they were buried in an avalanche while they slept.

Park Spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs says rescuers found the bodies of 27-year-old Walker Pannell Kuhl and 31-year-old Gregory Seftick Sunday after a six-day search. They were buried in 15 feet of snow.

Skaggs says investigators believe Kuhl and Seftick were in their tents and inside their sleeping bags when they were swept up in an avalanche last week either Saturday night or Sunday morning.

Kuhl, a former Kalispell resident, was from Salt Lake City, and Seftick was a Minnesota native but who was living in Columbia Falls. Skaggs says Seftick was an emergency room doctor and Kuhl worked for the Treasury Department in Salt Lake City.

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