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Names of Western Montana avalanche victims released

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Jan 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-02 16:35:02-05

Authorities have released the names of the two people who died in a Wednesday afternoon avalanche near Seeley Lake.

Missoula County Sheriff TJ McDermott reports that Jade Green, 24, and Lowell Grosvold, 26 -- both of Anaconda -- died in an avalanche near Lake Dinah.

The two were pronounced dead after the slide buried them under several feet of snow.

"We are grateful that the third rider was able to contact 911 and ultimately return safely after such a tragic event" the Missoula County Sheriff's Office said in a Thursday morning news release.

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