Body found near Snowbird resort after report of overdue skier

A relative reported the man missing Sunday night.

(Leah Hogsten | The Salt Lake Tribune) Early powder enthusiasts ski at Snowbasin Resort, Nov. 21, 2022.

Authorities say a body was found Monday in the area of the Snowbird ski resort just a day after a skier was reported overdue.

The Unified Police Department said they had received a call Sunday night from a concerned relative after 60-year-old Charles Esposito of Layton had not returned from skiing at Snowbird.

Officers were able to find Esposito’s vehicle in the Snowbird parking lot and used a tracker to learn his cellphone was near the resort’s Gadzoom lift. Despite a search conducted by multiple agencies, officials were unable to find Esposito on Sunday evening.

When teams went back out again Monday morning, they were able to locate Esposito’s body.

Esposito’s death is under investigation, while his cause of death is being determined by the Utah Medical Examiner’s Office.

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