- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Authorities have identified the man killed by an avalanche in southern Alaska near Nelchina Glacier.

KTUU-TV reports (https://bit.ly/24wrWwD ) that Alaska State Troopers say 50-year-old Randy Pratt, of Anchorage, died after being caught in an avalanche Saturday.

Troopers had responded after the avalanche to reports that two snowmachiners were missing.

They used a helicopter to reach the scene and recovered a man’s body.

The other snowmachiner was found and declined medical treatment.



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Information from: Alaska Dispatch News, https://www.adn.com

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