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Caught on Camera: Snowmobiler caught in avalanche in American Fork Canyon

Posted at 3:30 PM, Mar 06, 2018

AMERICAN FORK, Utah - A snowmobiler was caught in an avalanche in Major Evans Gulch in American Fork Canyon Tuesday, the Utah Avalanche Center said.

The snowmobiler was able to get out and was not seriously injured.

The Utah Avalanche Center's Mark Staples said a member of the organization was in American Fork Canyon watching snowmobilers nearby.

That employee caught the slide on camera.

“When this type of avalanche happens, it happens across the whole slope; above you, to the side of you, below you, and it’s really hard to escape," Staples said.

The UAC tweeted the avalanche was three feet deep and 500 feet wide: