Wyatt Coiteux Wiki – Wyatt Coiteux Biography
A young man from Washington died after being trapped under a massive avalanche in Cooke City, Montana. According to the Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center, 21-year-old Wyatt Coiteux was snowmobiling with his 17-year-old brother on nearby slopes when the avalanche struck.
Coiteux, who was climbing a slope when the avalanche struck, was carried 600 feet uphill before being buried under five feet of snow. A snowmobile crew began searching for it after spotting a snowmobile buried in the avalanche. One of the cyclists in the group headed to Cooke City to ask for help. A probe line was used to find the buried rider, who was buried under five feet of snow, approximately an hour later.
Wyatt Coiteux Age
Wyatt Coiteux was 21 years old.
Wyatt Coiteux Cause of Death
The cyclists attempted CPR and used an automated external defibrillator, but to no avail. “We are devastated by the passing of our beloved son Wyatt Coiteux while he was snowmobiling yesterday. He went out on cloud 9 doing what he loved,” his parents Sean and Tracy Coiteux wrote on Facebook.
According to local officials, the brothers were riding on adjacent hillsides and Coiteux was seen using an airbag pack when the avalanche occurred. Uncertainty surrounds whether Coiteux failed to release the airbag or if he failed to deploy it in time due to a malfunction.
The two Washington brothers were also equipped with probes and shovels, but lacked avalanche beacons, a radio-emitting electrical device used to find buried people after an avalanche. “Our deepest condolences to the family, friends and people involved,” GNFAC said in a statement.
The Gallatin National Forest Avalanche Center shared video of the south side of Crown Butte where the avalanche occurred. “It occurred on a southeast facing slope at an elevation of 9,800 feet. At the top, the avalanche had an average depth of 1.5-2 feet, and up to 4 feet at the deepest part,” the group captioned the video.
“[The avalanche] broke 500 feet wide and ran 600 vertical feet. It was a hard slab avalanche that broke on soft, sugary snow, and it was big enough to break trees or destroy a car,” they further said. In a separate post, the organization urged anyone thinking of hitting the slopes to be careful and stay away from difficult or risky regions.
“This fatality is the clearest possible indicator that the snowpack is still capable of producing large and dangerous avalanches,” they said. The group also shared a photo from the bottom of Crown Butte, showing the slab of snow that had broken off and crushed the young man.
The 21-year-old had experience on the slopes and was an avid snowmobile racer, according to open accounts of him on social media. In an Instagram post posted Sunday, Coiteux’s girlfriend revealed that her boyfriend had been killed in the Montana avalanche. She also shared several images and a screenshot from a local news report about the catastrophe. “I am truly heartbroken, my handsome man is no longer with me.
He was an amazing man, my love, my everything. We were supposed to get married, have children and grow old together, but he was taken away too early, but he was doing what he loved , My heart is not full without you I will miss you forever and ever and lose a part of me. You were my soul mate and I knew it since the fourth grade. I knew I was going out with you. I know how to function without you my love, my handsome I love you so much I will never forget you,” he wrote in the post.