Minnesota man dies snowmobiling in Montana

The man was found face down in a creek.

A 29-year-old Minnesota man is dead following a snowmobile crash in Montana. 

According to a report from KBZK, the Park County Sheriff's Office says the man was found lying face down in a creek near Cooke City with his snowmobile on top of him. 

Authorities believe he lost control of his snowmobile on the side of a hill. They do not know how long the man had been there before he was found, but the sheriff said the man was a frequent visitor of the area. 

His name won't be identified until all members of his family have been notified. 

“The 29-year-old man from Minnesota was well known by at least two of our rescuers," Park County Sheriff Scott Hamilton said in the release. "He had been coming to Cooke City for many years, and this was his third trip this season. Please join us in keeping his family and our rescuers in your thoughts and prayers. ”

Cooke City is in south-central Montana, near the northern edge of Yellowstone National Park. 

This is the second time in five days that a Minnesotan has died snowmobiling out of state. 

KSTP reports that a man from Medford, Minnesota, died in Wisconsin when he ran into the back of another snowmobile that was stopped on the road. 

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