The Office of the Gallatin County Sheriff has identified Saturday's avalanche victim as Anthony Saracelli, age 39, of Bozeman.


From the Gallatin Valley Sheriff's Office:

On Saturday morning at 11:00 a.m., Gallatin County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was dispatched to the area of Saddle Peak, in the Bridger Range, just south of Bridger Bowl Ski area for an avalanche.

Witnesses reported seeing an avalanche off Saddle Peak that had caught at least one person.

Search and Rescue volunteers at Bridger Bowl were supported by 25 Rescuers, avalanche dogs and a helicopter.

Identification of the victim will be released pending notification of next of kin. The investigation is being conducted by the Sheriff/Coroners Office assisted by the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center.

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