Body of skier missing since February found - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Body of skier missing since February found

Posted: Updated:

The body of Dr. Jonathan Torgerson, the skier who has been missing since February, has been found.

According to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, searches have resumed in the past few weeks to locate Dr. Torgerson.
He was found Saturday in an avalanche deposition zone on the north side of the mountain.
According to the Flathead County Sheriff's Office, the warming temperatures and snow conditions contributed to the successful recovery.
It appears Dr. Torgerson was caught in an avalanche while skiing on February 17th.

  • LocalMore>>

  • Yellowstone County agencies prepare for potential flooding

    Yellowstone County agencies prepare for potential flooding

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:51 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:51:26 GMT

    The river level currently sits at 12.5 feet, but the river is expected to rise another four feet over the weekend, causing several agencies to be on alert.

    The river level currently sits at 12.5 feet, but the river is expected to rise another four feet over the weekend, causing several agencies to be on alert.

  • Some Hail Damage Reported

    Some Hail Damage Reported

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:37:46 GMT

    Many across the city saw hail fall hard in some parts of the city. KULR-8 checked on how many people have been making calls to contractors and body shops about hail damage. Hail Team 6 and Singh Contracting both explained they have heard from a few people about damage from Wednesday's storm, but not a lot.

    Many across the city saw hail fall hard in some parts of the city. KULR-8 checked on how many people have been making calls to contractors and body shops about hail damage. Hail Team 6 and Singh Contracting both explained they have heard from a few people about damage from Wednesday's storm, but not a lot.

  • Local school celebrates neuroscience day at St. Vincent Healthcare

    Local school celebrates neuroscience day at St. Vincent Healthcare

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:26 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:26:30 GMT

    If you want to know more about the brain and how the body works, the fourth graders from Poly Drive elementary school can give you a little lesson in neuroscience. 

    If you want to know more about the brain and how the body works, the fourth graders from Poly Drive elementary school can give you a little lesson in neuroscience. 

  • MontanaMore>>

  • US releases plan to protect northwest Montana bear habitat

    US releases plan to protect northwest Montana bear habitat

    Thursday, May 24 2018 10:59 PM EDT2018-05-25 02:59:04 GMT
    File Photo; NPS / Tim RainsFile Photo; NPS / Tim Rains
    File Photo; NPS / Tim RainsFile Photo; NPS / Tim Rains

    U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals in coming months.

    U.S. wildlife officials have released a recovery plan for an estimated 1,000 grizzly bears in northwestern Montana as they lay the groundwork to potentially lift protections for the animals in coming months.

  • Some Hail Damage Reported

    Some Hail Damage Reported

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:37 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:37:46 GMT

    Many across the city saw hail fall hard in some parts of the city. KULR-8 checked on how many people have been making calls to contractors and body shops about hail damage. Hail Team 6 and Singh Contracting both explained they have heard from a few people about damage from Wednesday's storm, but not a lot.

    Many across the city saw hail fall hard in some parts of the city. KULR-8 checked on how many people have been making calls to contractors and body shops about hail damage. Hail Team 6 and Singh Contracting both explained they have heard from a few people about damage from Wednesday's storm, but not a lot.

  • Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:12:04 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLOImage Courtesy KXLO

    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Wolf-like animal killed near Denton

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:12 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:12:04 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLOImage Courtesy KXLO

    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

    DENTON - One family in Denton said they called Fish Wildlife and Parks after they shot what appeared to be a wolf on their ranch.   According to KXLO in Lewistown, game wardens came out to pick the animal up and sent pictures of it to a wolf specialist in Great Falls.  

  • Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury

    Montana family's Cancun vacation derailed by serious injury

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 3:14 PM EDT2018-05-22 19:14:37 GMT

    A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

    A family from Malta on vacation in Cancun has had their dream vacation come to a terrible conclusion after a dive off of a dock resulted in a broken spine.

  • Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Amazon: Echo device sent conversation to family's contact

    Thursday, May 24 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-05-25 00:54:16 GMT

    An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. 

    An "unlikely" string of events prompted Amazon's Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family's private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. 

  • Yellowstone County declares local flooding emergency

    Yellowstone County declares local flooding emergency

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:13 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:13:53 GMT

    The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for the Yellowstone River and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River which indicates major flooding beginning following a significant rainfall event on Sunday, May 27.

    The National Weather Service has issued a forecast for the Yellowstone River and Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River which indicates major flooding beginning following a significant rainfall event on Sunday, May 27.

  • Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Mysterious wolf-like creature shot in Montana

    Thursday, May 24 2018 7:58 PM EDT2018-05-24 23:58:21 GMT
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB
    Image Courtesy KXLO via KFBBImage Courtesy KXLO via KFBB

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

    DENTON, Mont. - A large wolf-like animal was shot and killed May 16 by a rancher near Denton, Montana. It now has wildlife officials and the public wondering what it was, according to KFBB. The animal came within several hundred yards of the rancher’s livestock. Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks (FWP) said in a statement the rancher shot it and reported it as required by law. The animal was a young, non-lactating female and a canid, a 

  • World's largest geyser erupting repeatedly

    World's largest geyser erupting repeatedly

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:07 AM EDT2018-05-23 05:07:54 GMT

    The world’s largest geyser has erupted six times in Yellowstone recently.

    The world’s largest geyser has erupted six times in Yellowstone recently.

  • VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    VIDEO: Search continues for four people in Idaho river

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 5:57 PM EDT2018-05-23 21:57:04 GMT

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

    GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO - The search continues for four people who remain missing after their car wrecked and landed upside-down in the Selway River in a remote part of Idaho. Newly released video shows the car submerged in a fast-moving river.

  • Security troops on Wyoming nuclear missile base took LSD

    Security troops on Wyoming nuclear missile base took LSD

    Thursday, May 24 2018 2:17 PM EDT2018-05-24 18:17:17 GMT

    Investigators cracked the drug ring in March 2016. Fourteen airmen were disciplined.

    Investigators cracked the drug ring in March 2016. Fourteen airmen were disciplined.