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Crews respond to multiple avalanches up Santaquin Canyon in Utah County

Posted at 2:32 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-02 23:05:29-05

UTAH COUNTY, Utah — Search and Rescue crews are called to Santaquin Canyon Saturday after several avalanches come down a popular recreation area.

Sgt. Spencer Cannon with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office stated that several avalanches occurred three to four miles into Santaquin Canyon Saturday afternoon.

Cannon stated that two ice climbers and a group of six people were all accounted for an uninjured following the avalanches.

Search crews with the Utah County Sheriff’s Office were working to make sure no one else was in the canyon when the avalanches occurred, Cannon said.

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