Snowboarder dies in avalanche on mountain north of Haines

HAINES, Alaska (AP) – A 34-year-old snow boarder from Haines died an avalanche north of the city.

Alaska State Troopers say David Dzenawagis died Wednesday in the area of Takshanuk Mountain.

Haines Borough police received a call on the death shortly before 1 p.m.

Troopers say two skiers with Dzenawagis, 36-year-old Ted Cheney and 33-year-old Theodore Hart, both of Haines, extracted Dzenawagis from the snow within seven to eight minutes.

They tried to resuscitate the snowboarder but were unsuccessful.

Haines Fire Department emergency personnel pronounced him dead at the scene and transported the body off the mountain by helicopter. An autopsy is scheduled.

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