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Man killed in avalanche near Park City Mountain Resort

(Photo courtesy of the Summit County Sheriff's Office) A 31-year-old man from Clinton, Utah, died after being caught in an avalanche Friday near the Park City Mountain Resort.

A 31-year-old man from Clinton, Utah, died after being caught in an avalanche Friday in the backcountry near Park City Mountain Canyons Village.

He has not been named yet because his family has not been notified.

The man’s girlfriend saw the man get caught in an avalanche as he tried to snowboard down a steep slope, according to a news release from the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. Numerous agencies, including Summit County Search and Rescue, Park City Fire District and Park City Mountain Ski Patrol helped search for the man. A Utah Department of Public Safety helicopter deployed avalanche control measures so that rescuers could safely ride snow machines to the area where the avalanche happened.

The man was found deceased two feet under the snow at about 2:30 p.m.

The Salt Lake Tribune will update this story.

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