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A snowboarder died in an accident on Saturday at Grand Targhee Resort, pictured here.

Jay Jurgens, a 47-year-old Florida resident with ties to Teton Valley, died on the afternoon of Saturday after being discovered in a grove of north-facing trees off the Dreamcatcher lift at Grand Targhee Resort.

According to the Teton County, Wyo., Sheriff’s Office, a skier came upon the unconscious snowboarder alone in the East Woods around 2:30 p.m.

Grand Targhee ski patrol started CPR on Jurgens but he was pronounced deceased a short time later, likely due to trauma. The resort has declined to provide more information about the incident.