Teen hiker found dead near Hatcher Pass
A young Wasilla man reported missing on a hike Friday night near Hatcher Pass was found dead, after an extensive search, Alaska State Troopers said.
Word that 18-year-old Zachary Campbell was missing in the vicinity of Skyscraper Ridge reached troopers at about 5:30 p.m., according to an online dispatch. Both troopers and Mat-Su Borough searchers headed to the area to find him.
“Preliminary investigation determined Campbell died of injuries sustained from a fall off an elevated position on the ridgeline,” troopers wrote. “Campbell’s next of kin were notified while on scene.”
Troopers said Campbell’s body was sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage.
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