Squaw Creek avalanche fatality

A 56-year-old Michigan man was caught and killed in an avalanche Wednesday high in the Squaw Creek drainage off of the Greys River near Alpine.

UPDATE 9:30 a.m. Thursday: The man who died in an avalanche on Wednesday was Greg Stanczak of Michigan, according to Lincoln County Coroner Dain Schwab. Stanczak was visiting the area with his son and brothers and died when he was buried by avalanche debris in a Wednesday afternoon slide.

ORIGINAL STORY: First responders are on the scene of an avalanche in the Squaw Creek area, about four miles up Greys River Road from the trailhead in Lincoln County.

Contact Emily Mieure at 732-7066 or courts@jhnewsandguide.com.

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