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Date: 2013-01-18
Submitted By: AAA
Place: West Fork of Duchesne, western Uintas
State: UT
Country: USA
Fatalities: 2
Summary: 3 snowmobilers (on foot) caught, 2 buried and killed

* Very few details at this point, but this is a very sad accident. Early reports tell that 4 youngsters during a break from snowmobiling walked over to a short but steep creek bank topped with a small cornice that collapsed and triggered an avalanche. Two boys were buried for about 30 minutes.

Provisional information from the UAC can be found at utahavalanchecenter.org

Media report: www.sltrib.com

Posted: 1/19/2013

Updated: 1/20/2013