Snowboarder found unconscious, dies at Grand Targhee Resort over weekend

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing story and will be updated when more information is available. 

JACKSON, Wyo. — A snowboarder was found unconscious at Grand Targhee Resort and later announced dead on Saturday.

“We regret to report the death of one of our patrons on Saturday, January 2, 2021,” Grand Targhee spokesperson Jennie White told Buckrail.

According to White, Grand Targhee Ski Patrol responded to a call about an unconscious snowboarder in the East Woods. Ski Patrol then took over CPR from guests who were on the scene, but they were unable to revive the snowboarder.

Jackson Hole News and Guide reported that the man was identified as John Jurgens, 47, of Florida.

The Teton County Sheriff’s Office said that the cause of death is still unknown and that they are wrapping up the investigation.

“Grand Targhee Resort extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the guest’s family and friends,” said White.

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Jacob Gore was born and raised in Cheyenne, the capital city of Wyoming. As a proud Wyomingite, he loves to share his home with visitors from around the world. Spending years in Jackson and Alaska as an interpretive nature guide, he remains a photographer, traveler, storyteller, and avid hobbyist of all-things outdoors. Jacob enjoys bridging the connection between Jackson and the rest of the state.

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