Snowboarder caught in Utah avalanche dies

This image made from video shows snow-covered mountainside in Summit County, Utah, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019. A 45-year-old snowboarder was killed Sunday after he was caught in an avalanche that he unintentionally triggered and was buried, according to the Utah Avalanche Center. (KTVX via AP)

The Utah Avalanche Center says a 45-year-old snowboarder was killed Sunday after he was caught in an avalanche that he unintentionally triggered and was buried. The Salt Lake Tribune reported that the male snowboarder left Canyons Village in Park City via a back-country exit gate at the top of the 9990 lift to access Dutch Draw, He triggered the avalanche as he headed down the slope. Sheriff Justin Martinez of the Summit County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the snowboarder was dug out and lifesaving efforts were performed on him, but that he ultimately died.

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