Snowboarder killed in avalanche near Ketchikan
A snowboarder who was on a mountain near Ketchikan was killed over the weekend after Alaska State Troopers say he was swept up by an avalanche.
According to AST's online dispatch, just before 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, troopers in Ketchikan got a call about a person who was buried in an avalanche.
"It was reported that two men were out snowboarding on Dude Mountain outside of Ketchikan when a large avalanche let loose at approximately noon," troopers say.
Troopers identified the buried man as 39-year-old Marvin Scott of Ketchikan. The other man was not buried and searched the area for Scott about an hour before hiking out and calling for help.
"There was not mobile service at the site of the avalanche," the dispatch read.
Troopers say the weather is delaying search and rescue efforts to recover Scott's body.
Both men had on beacons at the time of the avalanche.
Scott's next of kin has been notified.
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