Avalanche claims life of snowboarder

    Haines, Alaska (KINY) - David Dzenawagis, 34, was buried under an avalanche near Takshanuk Mountain near the Lutak trailhead.

    Haines Borough Police said two skiers with Dzenawagis, Ted Cheney, 36, and Theodore Hart, 33, were able to extract him from the snow within seven to eight minutes and attempted resuscitative efforts.

    Haines Fire Department EMS responded by helicopter and pronounced Dzenawagis dead at the scene.

    The State Medical Examiner will perform an autopsy in the case.

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers assisted in the investigation.


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