- Associated Press - Monday, February 10, 2014

MANTI, Utah (AP) - 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.

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