UPDATE: Man killed in Summit County avalanche


    Man killed in Summit County avalanche. (Photo: Utah Avalanche Center)

    (UPDATE 2/9/19 7:02 p.m.) -- The Summit County Sheriff's Department has released more information regarding Saturday's deadly avalanche.

    A 49-year-old man from Mona, Utah is dead. His identity is not being released pending family notification.

    At 1:20 p.m., the Summit County Sheriffs received an SOS signal in the East Fork of the Chalk Creek area of Summit County.

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    That signal indicated a snowmobiler was buried in an avalanche and a helicopter was dispatched to rescue the man.

    The adult male was buried in the avalanche for 30 to 40 minutes before two friends were able to dig him out.

    After two friends dug him out, they began CPR and continued to administer lifesavingefforts for more than 40 minutes until a Utah DPS helicopter was able to get to the patient," Summit County Sheriffs said in a news release. "The male was transported by the DPS helicopter to an Evanston, Wyoming hospital where he died. No one else was injured in the avalanche. The avalanche is estimated to be 500-600 feet wide and 4-10 feet deep at the toe."

    (KUTV) -- A snowmobiler is dead following an avalanche in Summit County Saturday.

    The avalanche happened east of Coalville, according to Summit County Search and Rescue.

    An SOS signal was sent out from an avalanche beacon at approximately 1 p.m.

    Search and rescue crews were able to dig out the snowmobiler and he was taken by a DPS helicopter to a hospital where he died.

    It's unclear to rescue crews at this point if the snowmobiler was with anyone else when the avalanche happened.

    The man was riding in the Humpy Peak area, which can be accessed from Chalk Creek Road, according to Summit County Search and Rescue.

    Avalanche danger is currently high in the area.

    A Utah father of six was recently killed in an avalanche in southern Utah.


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