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Haines local killed in avalanche while snowboarding

Details of the Incident: A call to Haines Police was received at 12:44pm reporting an avalanche burial of a 34-year-old male. A companion rescue was performed and the victim was recovered in 7-8 minutes. CPR was performed on-site. He did not survive his injuries. Haines Search and Rescue, Police, Fire Department, and Alaska State Troopers […]

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Anchorage man killed in avalanche on the Kenai Peninsula

An avalanche caught and buried a backcountry snowboarder. His two companions recovered him from under 6 feet of avalanche debris and performed CPR, but he did not survive. One companion returned to the trailhead where he had cell phone coverage and called authorities around 6:30 PM. Search and Rescue recovered the body at 8:15 PM  […]

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