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Date: 2015-04-01
Submitted By: AAA
Place: Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Tebay Lakes
State: AK
Country: USA
Fatalities: 1
Summary: 1 backcountry skier caught and killed

On Wednesday morning in Alaska, a long-time avalanche and mountain professional was killed when a large portion of cornice collapsed and dropped him down a cliff. He was out skiing with friends. Details are very few at this time but will be added as they become known.

Media Report: www.adn.com

Official Report: To be posted on the CAIC's national records page when the investigation is complete: avalanche.state.co.us