SNOW­MO­BILER DIES AF­TER BE­ING BURIED BY AVALANCHE

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Salt Lake City — Au­thor­i­ties say a cen­tral Utah man is dead af­ter an avalanche buried him while he was snow­mo­bil­ing about 45 miles north­west of Salt Lake City. Sum­mit County Sher­iff’s of­fi­cials say the slide trig­gered Satur­day af­ter­noon near Coalville trapped the man in deep snow. The De­seret News re­ports that two fel­low rid­ers were able to dig the vic­tim out af­ter about half an hour. They ad­min­is­tered life­sav­ing ef­forts for more than 40 min­utes un­til emer­gency per­son­nel ar­rived. A Utah Depart­ment of Pub­lic Safety he­li­copter rushed the 49-year-old man to a hospi­tal, but he was de­clared dead.

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