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Date: 2016-01-16
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Hatcher Pass, Skyscraper Mountain
State: AK
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry snowboarder caught, buried and killed

On Saturday afternoon a 25-year-old Anchorage man was buried and killed in the Hatcher Pass area. The victim and a friend had hiked up Skyscraper Mountain when one of them started riding down, and triggered the avalanche. The victim was buried 7.5 feet and was not equipped with any avalanche rescue gear. He was found by probing after about 75 minutes. Attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.

This is the second avalanche fatality this month in the Hatcher Pass area, and likely the third avalanche fatality in the area this season.

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Posted
Sunday, 17 January 1815 mst.