Missing skier’s body found

Print Article

Dr. Jonathan Torgerson is a physician at North Valley Hospital.

Nearly three months after he vanished while skiing, Whitefish doctor Jonathan Torgerson’s body has been found.

The 62-year-old physician hadn’t been seen since Feb. 17, when he went backcountry skiing near Whitefish Mountain Resort’s Flower Point area. Torgerson’s disappearance had the Flathead Valley keeping an anxious vigil for weeks as rescue workers scoured the area by foot, ski, snowmobile and helicopter.

Those efforts, which resumed at the end of April, came to an end at about 11 a.m. Saturday morning, when searchers from multiple agencies found his body in what was described as “an avalanche deposition zone on the north side of the mountain.”

In a press release, Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry wrote that “it appears he was caught in a small avalanche on February 17. The warming temperatures and snow conditions contributed to the successful recovery.” He added that a K-9 team “was instrumental in today’s mission.”

“The Sheriff’s Office wishes to thank all of the volunteers who have contributed countless hours in this ongoing search to bring Dr. Torgerson home to his family.”

Print Article

Read More Local News

Council looks at mixed-use building; short-term rental regs

August 14, 2018 at 3:42 pm | Whitefish Pilot Whitefish City Council meets Aug. 20 at 7:10 p.m. at City Hall at 418 E. Second St. The following agenda items will be discussed, subject to change: • Consideration of a resolution to adopt th...

Comments

Read More

Police calls: Caller left thirsty after cooler taken

August 14, 2018 at 3:40 pm | Whitefish Pilot Thursday, Aug. 2 4:45 p.m. A pair of young children had been left unattended in a parked car on Baker Avenue. 5:05 p.m. A black bear was hanging out near the Montana 40 and Highway 93 intersection....

Comments

Read More

Rezone requested for affordable housing project

August 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm | Whitefish Pilot A request to rezone property proposed to be developed for affordable housing is set to go before the Whitefish Planning Board on Thursday, Aug. 16. Homeword is requesting to rezone about 2 acres on...

Comments

Read More

City looks to change zoning regarding short-term rentals

August 14, 2018 at 3:37 pm | Whitefish Pilot City Council on Monday is set to decide on a zoning text amendment that would prohibit residential short-term rentals in the secondary business district. Council recently requested the changes to th...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(406) 862-3505
312 E. Second Street
Whitefish, MT 59937

©2018 Whitefish Pilot Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X