Boy feared dead after falling in glacier crevasse

Apr 14, 2013 -- 4:15pm


- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - A 9-year-old Alaska boy fell into a deep glacier crevasse and state troopers say he likely did not survive. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Shjon Brown of Fairbanks fell into roughly 200-foot while riding a snowmobile Saturday at the Arctic Man Classic, a race involving snowmobiles and skiers or snowboarders in the Hoodoo Mountains off the Richardson Highway. State Troopers say the boy rode around a small mound and disappeared. Troopers say he apparently fell into a moulin, which forms when water flowing on glaciers erodes ice. A climber descended into the hole and spotted the boy's helmet and goggles and part of the snowmobile. Authorities say the boy may be buried in deep snow.

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