Snowboarder dies at Grand Targhee Resort

Jay Jurgens, 47, of Florida, still left, died very last Saturday while snowboarding at Grand

Jay Jurgens, 47, of Florida, still left, died very last Saturday while snowboarding at Grand Targhee Vacation resort. He was going to spouse and children in Teton Valley with his spouse and two youngsters.

DRIGGS — A Florida person vacationing at the Grand Targhee Vacation resort was located lifeless Saturday.

Jay Jurgens, 47, of Coral Springs was discovered unresponsive at about 2:30 p.m. in the East Woods region of the Teton County, Wyoming ski vacation resort.

Jurgens, his wife Maria and two children had just invested the Xmas getaway in the valley skiing at Targhee nearly every working day, household good friend Jennifer Marlar of Driggs stated.

“He beloved the valley so significantly,” Marlar reported Tuesday evening. “He called the valley his content put.”

The Teton County, Wyoming Sheriff’s Office environment studies Jurgens was snowboarding by himself Saturday. It’s not clear what induced his dying, however Teton County, Wyoming Coroner Dr. Brent Blue advised it wasn’t the end result of trauma.

Jurgens was found out by a different vacation resort patron.

Just after currently being alerted to the unresponsive snowboarder, the Targhee ski patrol responded and administered CPR for about 20 minutes just before the county coroner was called. Authorities confirmed the demise was not suspicious in nature, even though it remains less than investigation by equally the coroner, and sheriff’s places of work.

“We regret to report the death of one of our patrons,” Grand Targhee spokesperson Jennie White mentioned in a news release Tuesday. “Grand Targhee Vacation resort extends our deepest sympathy and condolences to the guest’s spouse and children and pals.”

Jurgens grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming and moved to Florida as an grownup where he sold yachts for HMY Yacht Profits. Marlar explained he and his wife started out coming to Teton Valley four years in the past to stop by Jay’s mother-in-law and he generally talked about seeking to go to the Tetons.

Marlar included he was an remarkable father to his little ones, ages 8 and 9 several years outdated.

“You could normally discover him on the field coaching and cheering for his kids. He attended all of his kids’ functions,” she mentioned. “He was the kind of father that wives required their husbands to be.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up for the household.

Marlar claimed Jurgens generally needed his ashes spread in the Teton Valley, and the household plans to honor that request.