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2019-2021 Avalanche Accidents

Between May 2019 and October 2021, there have been 11 fatalities in Alaska. Click on the dates below to view more details on each incident. May 13, 2021 – Ruth Glacier, Denali National Park – Two climbers caught in serac fall. one killed. March 27, 2021 – Matanuska Glacier – One heliskier killed February 2, […]

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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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