Search for Snowboarder Buried Under Alaska Avalanche Hampered by Bad Weather

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Bad weather hampering search. Credit: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

Monday’s bad weather is hampering the search for a 39-year-old Alaska snowboarder, who was buried by an avalanche, reports

State Troopers say Marvin Scott of Ketchikan was caught in an avalanche, reported to be 100 yards wide by 1,500 yards long, while snowboarding on Sunday.

Scott and another man were snowboarding on Dude Mountain outside Ketchikan in southeast Alaska when the large slide let loose. Both men wore beacons, and the other man searched for Scott for an hour before hiking to call for help. There was no cell coverage on the mountain, so troopers received the call about four hours after the avalanche.

Scott’s family has been notified of the incident.

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