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Date: 2015-03-04
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Ogden, Snowbasin, Hells Canyon (outside ski area)
State: UT
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 out-of-area snowboarder caught, buried and killed

Late this morning a snowboarder was buried and killed in an avalanche outside the ski area boundary at Snowbasin, Utah. The rider was not equipped with rescue equipment and was found later by a rescue dog. Details at this time are few, but the UAC will investigate and a link to their report will be provided.

Hells Canyon has been the site of several serious accidents in past years:

2010 - avalanche.org

2007 - avalanche.org

2005 - avalanche.org

Official Report Utah Avalanche Center, provisional information -- utahavalanchecenter.org

Media Report www.sltrib.com

Posted: 4 March 2015 at 1635