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A man in his 40s died on Thursday in the Gallatin National Forest when he attempted to jump a creek with his snowmobile at high speed and crashed.

The incident occurred at 12:07 p.m., said Park County Undersheriff Scott Hamilton.

Yellowstone National Park authorities were alerted to the crash and dispatched a medical helicopter and Park County Sheriff's Office.

The incident occurred north of Yellowstone National Park, near Cooke City, he said.

A member of Park County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue was able to reach the man within minutes, but he was not able to revive the man with CPR.

The helicopter and additional Search and Rescue members were turned around when the snowmobiler was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

Officials from the Park County Sheriff’s Office, National Park Service and the U.S. Forest Service are looking into the identity of the man involved, and the circumstances of the incident, Hamilton said.

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Chris Cioffi covers city news for The Billings Gazette in Montana.