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51-year-old man dies in snowmobile accident in Wasatch County

WASATCH COUNTY, Utah — Bruce Cook, a 51-year-old Highland man, was pronounced dead on the scene following a snowmobile accident in the Lake Creek area on Tuesday, December 6.

According to the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office, the Wasatch County 911 Center received a call reporting a snowmobile accident near Tower Mountain at approximately 12:30 p.m.Wasatch County Fire, Search and Rescue, State Parks, and Sheriff’s deputies responded to the scene.

Cook was riding a snowmobile when he struck a boulder hidden under fresh snowfall, which caused the accident.

“Mr. Cook and the group he was with were well equipped and experienced riders,” Said a statement from the Wasatch County Sheriff’s Office. “We extend our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends affected by this tragedy. We thank all of our first responders for their continued service.”

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