Experts Warn of Avalanche Danger

Experts Warn of Avalanche Danger

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(Salt Lake City, KSL News) -- A deadly avalanche in Millcreek Canyon has experts warning anyone venturing into the backcountry to be careful.

A group of five skiers were in the area of Gobbler's Knob yesterday when one of them triggered the avalanche.

Experts say it was about a hundred feet wide and widened to about 350 feet as it went down the mountain.

The avalanche danger for the Utah mountains is listed as moderate, right now. But, experts say the group just happened to find an area where they were able to trigger a slide.

All of the skiers were experienced and had the proper equipment. The other 4 members of the group finally got to the rescue command post after midnight.

The victim was identified as 48 year old Alan Davis of the Cottonwood Heights Area.

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