- Associated Press - Monday, February 29, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the man killed in a weekend avalanche near Nelchina (nel-CHEE’-nah) Glacier.

Troopers say 50-year-old Randy Pratt of Anchorage died in the snow slide.

Troopers just before 1 p.m. Saturday took a call that two people on a snowmobile were caught in an avalanche south of Eureka Lodge.

A trooper helicopter flew to the scene and recovered the body of Pratt.

The helicopter departed quickly because conditions remained hazardous.

A second snowmobiler declined medical treatment.


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