Local Avalanche IncidentsApril 14th, 2016 -
Details reported by KHNS news:
According to a Trooper dispatch, Utah resident Bode Merrill was snowboarding with a local guiding company. The company was dropping him off by helicopter at about 10 a.m. When Merrill stepped out of the helicopter and onto a cornice, it broke off, sending him falling 600 feet. He was buried under about three feet of snow.
Personnel from the guiding company recovered Merrill after a 'brief' search. He was taken to the Haines clinic and then medevac'd to Juneau. Bartlett Regional Hospital spokesman Jim Strader confirmed that Merrill was brought there Thursday and is in 'stable condition'"
source: KHNS news story