- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 28, 2017

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) - A 19-year-old Wasilla man died after apparently crashing his snowmobile in the Talkeetna Mountains.

Alaska State Troopers say a private helicopter helped recover the body of Jacob Harris.

Troopers on Sunday afternoon received a report of a wreck near a Talkeetna road.

Other snowmobilers found Harris beneath his idling snowmobile near a steep embankment. They reported he was unresponsive and could not be revived.

As troopers prepared to respond by snowmobile, the private helicopter, with a member of Harris‘ family, reached the scene.

Snowmobilers transported Harris to a location where the helicopter could land and complete the recovery of the body.

An autopsy is planned.



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