MANTI, Utah — A snowmobiler from Ferron is dead after he was caught in an avalanche in Sanpete County over the weekend.
Authorities say the slide happened about 5 p.m. Sunday in the backcountry near Huntington Reservoir.
Sanpete County sheriff's officials say 36-year-old Clint Conover was riding with three other experienced snowmobilers when the avalanche happened.
The three others dug Conover out from under 6 to 8 feet of snow and called for help, but Conover didn't survive.
Sheriff's officials say Conover is survived by his wife and five children.
It was the second avalanche-related death over the weekend. Twenty-one-year-old Ashleigh Cox was taken off life support Sunday afternoon after she was injured in an avalanche in American Fork Canyon while snowshoeing on Saturday.