Missing Alta Skier Found Miles From Ski Area

Missing Alta Skier Found Miles From Ski Area

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Missing Alta Skier Found Miles From Ski Area

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A skier was found this morning in American Fork Canyon after he reportedly went missing on Sunday. The unidentified 61-year-old man first called 911 via cell phone and reached dispatchers with the Unified Police Department of Greater Salt Lake. At about 5:45 a.m. he called his sister. Authorities were able to obtain approximate GPS coordinates from the mans cell phone call, placing him in the area of Tibble Fork Reservoir.

Wasatch and Utah County search and rescue teams, as well as ski patrollers from both Alta and Brighton ski resorts, launched a search at daybreak this morning. The victim reached the base camp for searchers at Tibble Fork at 10:15 a.m. today under his own power, possibly suffering from mild hypothermia.

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