Man suffers broken leg in Big Cottonwood Canyon avalanche
Published: February 10, 2013 05:42PM
Updated: February 11, 2013 05:56PM
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Scott Sommerdorf | The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake County Sheriff's search and rescue teams head up to search for a male with a possible broken leg who was buried up to his neck in an avalanche near Broads Fork Canyon, Sunday, February 10, 2013. The man was rescued late Sunday.

Search and rescue crews were working Sunday afternoon to rescue a skier who got caught in an avalanche in Big Cottonwood Canyon.

Unified police Lt. Justin Hoyal said the avalanche occurred about 2:30 p.m. in the Broad’s Fork Canyon area, which is about 4 miles inside Big Cottonwood Canyon.

He said as of 3:30 p.m., a medical helicopter was working to remove the man, who is believed to have suffered a broken leg in the slide.

Authorities weren’t immediately sure what caused the avalanche.

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