Overdue Anchorage snowmachiner found dead, troopers report
An Anchorage man who was reported overdue from a snowmachining trip was found dead Tuesday afternoon, Alaska State Troopers report.
Someone reached out to troopers about 66-year-old Danny Maroney just after 11 a.m. when he failed to return from the excursion, troopers wrote in an online dispatch. According to the person who reported him missing, Maroney left early Monday morning and was headed to his cabin near Skwentna. Troopers said Maroney was expected to return from his trip the same night.
Troopers launched the agency’s helicopter, Helo-3, from Anchorage to search the area where Maroney had likely traveled. Around 1:13 p.m., the helicopter crew spotted a “stationary” snowmachine and its rider near the confluence of the Yentna and Susitna Rivers, according to the dispatch.
The rider was confirmed dead by troopers and identified as Maroney. His body was flown aboard Helo-3 to Wasilla, where personnel from the state medical examiner’s office met the crew to take the body back to Anchorage for an autopsy.
Troopers said no foul play is suspected, but they have not provided further information on what led to Maroney’s death. They said their investigation is ongoing.
Maroney’s next of kin have been notified of his death.
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