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Avalanche in American Fork Canyon likely triggered by snowmobilers

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Posted at 4:19 PM, Dec 24, 2013
and last updated 2013-12-24 18:19:27-05

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — The Utah Avalanche Center reports a large avalanche in the upper part of American Fork Canyon Tuesday afternoon was most likely triggered by snowmobilers.

According to a statement from the UAC’s Brett Kobernik, the avalanche was probably triggered from below.

Alta Ski Patrol members responded to the scene and did not see anybody in a search of the avalanche debris.

“Two snowmobilers were seen riding in the vicinity [afterwards], so it is assumed that no one was caught,” Kobernik’s statement said.

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