The Girdwood Fire Department says one person has died after falling from the hand tram at Winner Creek Trail Saturday afternoon.

The department made a Facebook post about the death around 8 p.m.

 

A 4:51 p.m. Facebook post from the Girdwood Fire Department asked the public to stay clear of the trailhead area and helicopter landing zone. Lifemed Air Ambulance and Alyeska Ski patrol were assisting with the rescue. 

 

A sign posted near the trail says the hand tram is closed until further notice.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

KTVA's Angela Krenzien contributed to this report.

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