Orem man dies in Wyoming avalanche

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JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming, Feb. 18, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) – A 30-year-old Orem man died near the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming after triggering an avalanche Saturday.

The incident happened in Rock Springs, a side country area south of the ski area, at approximately 11:30 a.m., according to EastIdahoNews.com.

The man, identified as Alexander Marra, became caught in Rock Springs Canyon, said  Teton County Wyoming Search and Rescue. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort ski patrol responded to the incident.

Marra was skiing with one other person, who was not injured, according to officials.

The Bridger-Teton Avalanche Center reports the avalanche hazard in the area was rated “considerable.”

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort officials said the avalanche was at least two feet deep at the crown and the skier was partially buried “with obvious signs of trauma.”

Marra was pronounced dead at the scene.


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