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Backcountry skier dies after slipping, falling near Lisa Falls

Feb 5, 2023, 6:19 PM | Updated: 6:19 pm

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LITTLE COTTONWOOD, Utah — A man is dead after tumbling a “significant distance” while backcountry skiing in Little Cottonwood Canyon on Saturday.

Unified Police Ken Hensen said the 34-year-old man was skiing the backcountry near Lisa Falls when he slipped and fell to the base of the mountain at approximately 1 p.m.

Other skiers found the man and began CPR on him until first responders arrived. They attempted life-saving measures on the man, but he was pronounced dead on the scene.

Hensen said a Life Flight helicopter responded to the scene and hoisted the man out of the area.

Officials did not have an identity for the man at the time of reporting.

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Backcountry skier dies after slipping, falling near Lisa Falls