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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Skier killed in Hatcher Pass Avalanche

A skier identified as Randall Bergt was killed in an avalanche in Hatcher Pass on November 22nd.  View official report here News stories can be viewed at ADN – Public Radio – US World News – KTUU View more information at HPAC Photo by Kirk Johnson

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Small Child killed in roof avalanche April 4, 2017

Avalanche Details Location: North Pole State: Alaska Date: 2017/04/01 Time: 1:30 PM (Estimated) Summary Description: 1 resident partially buried-critical, later died Primary Activity: Resident Primary Travel Mode: Foot Location Setting: Town/Settlement Number Caught: 1 Partially Buried, Non-Critical: 0 Partially Buried, Critical: 1 Fully Buried: 0 Injured: 0 Killed: 1 Avalanche Type: R Trigger: N – Natural Trigger (subcode): — Size – Relative to Path: — Size – Destructive Force: — Sliding Surface: — […]

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Snug Harbor Snowmobiler Killed in Avalanche January 28, 2017

Preliminary report HERE Bryant Evans and Tyler Kloos were riding snowmobiles approximately two miles from the Cooper Landing trailhead when an avalanche occurred. Evans told troopers he witnessed the avalanche bury Kloos, who was wearing an avalanche beacon, according to the dispatch. “Evans located Kloos and dug him out,” troopers wrote. “Other people in the area assisted.” […]

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Approximate location of missing skier Liam Walsh

Update on the search for Liam Walsh

Approximate location of where Liam Walsh was found in June 2016, after being missing since November 2015 Alaska Dispatch News Story from June 8, 2016: Searchers find body believed to be man missing since November avalanche in Hatcher Pass Author: Jerzy Shedlock Searchers have found what is believed to be the body of a 33-year-old […]

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