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Two skiers killed in Utah avalanche, third survives after digging out of snow

Two skiers have been killed in an avalanche in Utah on Thursday morning, native authorities stated.

Rescue crews responded to Lone Peak Canyon after a report that three skiers have been “caught, carried, and buried in an avalanche” round 10:30 a.m., the Unified Police Department of Salt Lake stated in an announcement.

Several different companies have been contacted to help because of the distant location and tough terrain.

About two hours later, one skier was positioned and airlifted to an space hospital. He had been in a position to dig himself out of the snow and was discovered in honest situation, officers told KUTV.

The two different skiers, each males ages 23 and 32, have been later positioned by rescue groups.

Neither survived the avalanche, officers stated. Their names haven’t been launched.

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One of the skiers was discovered alive and flown by helicopter to a hospital. AP
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The our bodies of the 2 deceased skiers is not going to be recovered till Friday as a consequence of climate situations. AP

Due to the climate situations, efforts to retrieve their our bodies was suspended round 4 p.m. and can resume on Friday.

“This is a tragedy, and our hearts are with the families and outdoor community that these individuals were actively engaged in,” Salt Lake County Sheriff Rosie Rivera stated.

“These were experienced skiers and reports indicate they were well prepared for the journey they set out on today,” she added. “This is a reminder that mother nature can be unpredictable, and we encourage everyone to be mindful of the dangers of the late snowpack and spring runoff.”

Lone Peak is positioned about 35 miles southwest of Salt Lake City.

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