Police & Fire

Snowmobiler okay after avalanche in the Uintas

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Summit County Search and Rescue was called out on Monday after a snowmobiler was buried following an avalanche on a north-facing slope in the Uinta Mountains near Whitney Reservoir, per KUTV.

Lt. Andrew Wright with the Summit County Sheriff’s Office told KUTV the man was out with a group when the avalanche occurred, and that members of his group were able to dig him out to safety.

The man has reportedly not suffered any injuries.

A medical helicopter was initially called to the scene but turned around after the man denied assistance.

The Utah Avalanche Center currently has the Uintas listed under a ‘Considerable’ danger rating.

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