(Jackson, Wyo.) - On Wednesday, Buckrail reported that a rescue was underway for a 55-year-old man
who appeared to have suffered a heart attack near Grand Targhee Resort.
The man, identified by Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue as Mark Allen
Wanthal, 55, from Andover, Massachusetts, died from cardiac arrest.
At approximately 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17, the Teton County
Sheriff's Office Communications Center was advised there was a person near
Mary's Nipple outside of Grand Targhee Ski Area screaming for someone to
call 911. Teton County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue launched a
helicopter with medical rescue personnel and dispatched uniformed patrol
Grand Targhee ski patrol also sent a team to assist, who found the victim
and assessed him as a possible cardiac arrest.
According to the coroner, Wanthal suffered the cardiac arrest while hiking
out of bounds at Grand Targhee. He has a son that lives in Teton Valley,