Wasatch County man OK after surviving avalanche while snowmobiling
by Laurie Wynn
Dec 26, 2013 | 13447 views | 0 0 comments | 558 558 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Wasatch County resident Willis Clyde is counting his Christmas miracles after being swept down a mountainside in an avalanche triggered by snowmobiling on loose snowpack on December 20. According to members of the Wasatch County Search and Rescue team, Willis was side hilling on a slope on Tower Mountain east of Heber City, when he triggered a massive slab of snow to come down, burying Clyde up to his waist. Luckily, Clyde had the presence of mind to deploy an air float that helped keep him above the snow. Searchers estimate the slide was about 200 feet wide and five feet deep.
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