Snowboarder dies in avalanche at Alaska’s Hatcher Pass

March 10, 2020 GMT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 17-year-old snowboarder has died in an avalanche north of Anchorage.

Troopers said Tuesday the male became stuck in a creek drainage after he got caught by the avalanche while snowboarding and buried. The incident happened Monday at Hatcher Pass.

According to troopers, rescuers were able to reach the teen. He was taken to a hospital, where he was declared dead.

The teen’s name was not immediately released.