Snowmobiler Killed in Avalanche at Cooper Lake, AK

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A snowmobiler was killed Monday afternoon in an avalanche on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska State Troopers reported late Monday night, reports KTUU.

AST said that at approximately 3:20 pm yesterday, the Soldotna Public Safety Communications Center received a 911 call stating there had been an avalanche in the Cooper Lake area and one snowmobiler had been buried.

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Cooper Lake, AK

Troopers based in Seward responded while witnesses on scene began immediate recovery efforts, officials said.

The snowmobiler, later identified as 32-year-old Kekai Dang of Kasilof, was recovered approximately two hours after the avalanche and pronounced dead on the scene.

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