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Location: Hatcher Pass
Type: Search & Rescue / Death Investigation

Dispatch Text:

On 03/09/2020 at approximately 1617 hours, Alaska State Troopers and Alaska Wildlife Troopers responded to mile 16 Palmer Fishhook Road in Hatcher Pass for a search and rescue. Investigation revealed a 17 year old male was snowboarding, caught and buried in an avalanche, and was stuck in a creek drainage. Rescuers were able to access the male and transport him to a local hospital where he was ultimately declared deceased. Troopers would like to thank Palmer Fire & Rescue, Mat-Su EMS, Hatcher Pass Avalanche Center, Alaska Avalanche School, MATSAR, and Alaska Mountain Rescue Group for their assistance in this search. Next of kin has been notified and no foul play is suspected.

Posted on 3/10/2020 12:31:01 AM by DPS\rranderson

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