Turnagain Pass 12/29
Anyone know what happened at Turnagain Pass on the 29th?
Emergency units from Cooper Landing VFD, Girdwood VFD and even the Anchorage Fire Department responded to the pass in the late afternoon.
No reports have been posted on local media websites at this time.
From the Trooper Log:
Text: On 12/29/07, at approximately 1404 hours, Alaska State Troopers
from Girdwood, U.S. Forest Service, Moose Pass Fire/EMS responded to a
mountain valley area near mile 61 of the Seward Hwy. following a report
that a skier had been caught in an avalanche and had suffered a
traumatic injury. Other people traveling with the injured skier were
with the victim to provide first aid. A Trooper from Girdwood responded
to the general area of the injured person, who was determined to be Rory
Stark, age 36 of Anchorage, but was unable to access Stark because of
the terrain. A Pavehawk helicopter from the Rescue Coordination Center
was summoned to the area. Stark was then hoisted into the helicopter
and transported to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage for
treatment of a broken leg. The Alaska State Troopers would like to
thank the Rescue Coordination Center, USFS, Moose Pass Fire / EMS, and
good Samaritans who responded to the scene of the incident to help.
A 16 yr old boy was killed in a snowmachine accident at Turny yesterday afternoon.
Location: Turnagain Pass
Case number: 07-107686
Text: On 12-29-07, at approximately 1507 hours, Troopers from Girdwood
and Seward responded to a location near
mile 69 of the Seward Highway for an initial report of an injured snow
machine rider. Upon arrival at the scene it was determined that a 16
year old male from Anchorage had been involved in a snow machine crash
and had died of injuries he sustained as a result of the crash. The
investigation is continuing.