Second Avalanche Triggered Near Area Of Fatal Avalanche; No Injuries Reported
PARK CITY, Utah – Another backcountry avalanche was triggered in the Dutch Draw area just days after an avalanche in the area killed a Salt Lake City man.
Summit County Sheriff Justin Martinez said Tuesday’s slide was triggered by a skier using a snow kite at 1:15 p.m.
No skiers were buried or injured in the slide, and Martinez urged backcountry visitors to immediately call 911 or his office after an avalanche is triggered.
He said it is not a criminal violation to trigger an avalanche and no action will be taken against anyone who reports an avalanche.
When reporting an avalanche, Martinez said to provide as much detail as possible, such as GPS coordinates and general location, to help emergency crews stay safe and reduce the use of resources.
Backcountry visitors were reminded to check avalanche conditions, have the proper equipment, take someone with you and let friends and family know where you intend to go.
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