Avalanche safety personnel dies in Utah avalanche
BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah — Craig Patterson, a skier whose job it was to make sure slopes are safe, died in an avalanche.
Patterson was with the Avalanche Center. An avalanche buried him while he was patrolling a peak in Utah.
The group patrols the mountains to gauge the potential for avalanches.
Patterson went alone.
The forecast at the time called for a "moderately dangerous" situation for an avalanche.