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Victim of fatal Saturday avalanche in Summit County identified

Posted at 5:23 PM, Feb 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-10 18:26:03-05

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah -- 49-year-old Jason Lyman from Mona, Utah died after an avalanche occurred in Summit County Saturday.

Lt. Wright with the Summit County Sheriff's Office said the avalanche occurred just east of Coalville at 1:20 p.m.

An SOS beacon notified officials of the avalanche, and search and rescue crews were immediately called out, Wright said.

Members of Lyman's party, including his 14-year-old son, located him and were able to pull him out and perform CPR.

Search and rescue officials stated that Lyman had been buried in the avalanche for 30-40 minutes.

A helicopter with the Department of Public Safety responded to the scene and picked Lyman up. He was flown to the hospital in Evanston, Wyoming, where he later died, according to Wright.

"The avalanche is estimated to be 500-600 feet wide and 4-10 feet deep at the toe," officials said in a press release.