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Bodies of 2 backcountry skiers buried by Utah avalanche recovered from mountain, names released

Utah Avalanche
Posted at 10:02 PM, May 10, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-11 00:02:13-04

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Search crews have recovered the bodies of two backcountry skiers who were swept away and buried by an avalanche in the mountains outside Salt Lake City.

Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera says teams uncovered the bodies on Friday morning.

Sgt. Aymee Race says the men were brought off the mountain via helicopter, and their bodies were taken to the medical examiner's office.

Lone Peak and surrounding landscape

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2 skiers found dead, 1 rescued after backcountry avalanche in Utah

Scripps News Salt Lake City
2:23 PM, May 09, 2024

The men — 23-year-old Andrew Cameron of Utah and 32-year-old Austin Mallet of Montana — were killed in a snowslide Thursday morning in the area of Lone Peak in the Wasatch Range southeast of Salt Lake City.

The Utah Avalanche Center says the men were climbing up a ridge on a slope and near the top when the slide was unintentionally triggered.

Bodies of 2 backcountry skiers buried by Utah avalanche recovered from mountain, names released