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Skier dies in avalanche near Matanuska Glacier

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say a woman has died in an avalanche near Matanuska Glacier, between Palmer and Glennallen. Alaska State Troopers said in a statement that 40-year-old Erin Lee of Fairbanks was a skier who got caught in the avalanche Saturday. Alaska’s News Source reports that state troopers received a report of an avalanche just after noon. Lee was taken to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. Authorities have notified her next of kin.

 

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