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Dickinson firefighter dies in Wyoming avalanche Friday

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- A 39-year-old Dickinson firefighter died in an avalanche in northern Wyoming on Friday, the Associated Press reported and Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak confirmed Saturday.

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The Dickinson Fire Department pays its respect to deceased firefighter Levi Robert Hammond outside of Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson Saturday night. Press Photo by Andrew Wernette

SHERIDAN, Wyo. -- A 39-year-old Dickinson firefighter died in an avalanche in northern Wyoming on Friday, the Associated Press reported and Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak confirmed Saturday.

The Sheridan County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Levi Robert Hammond, according to the AP.

Deputy Mike Mullikin of the Sheridan County Sheriff's Office told the Sheridan Press that the avalanche occurred just after noon Friday while Hammond was snowmobiling in the Bighorn Mountains.

“The Dickinson Fire Department family is deeply saddened by the loss and we are going to do whatever we can to reach out to our firefighter’s family and relatives to support them at this time,” Dickinson Fire Chief Bob Sivak told The Press.

The Dickinson Fire Department escorted the body of Hammond after he arrived in Dickinson to the funeral home, where arrangements will be made.

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