According to a release from the Sanpete County Sheriff's Office, Clint Conover was snowmobiling with three others in the area when the avalanche occurred. Conover was buried about 6 to 8 feet under the snow. He was located by the others in his group with a beacon, and they began CPR on Conover as soon as he was pulled out of the snow. The group had a GPS device, which they used to send a message for help along with their coordinates.
At about 6:30 p.m., search and rescue crews from Sanpete and Emery counties responded to the area, as did an ambulance from Fairview. Rescuers from Utah State Parks also responded.
The release from Sanpete County describes the four as "highly experienced" snowmobilers, who came prepared with beacons, probes, shovels and a GPS system. They also had been trained in avalanche rescue.
Conover is survived by a wife and five children.