Snowboarder dies in avalanche near Haines, Alaska
David Dzenawagis, 34, of Haines died Wednesday in the area of Takshanuk Mountain
A 34-year-old snowboarder from Haines, Alaska, died in an avalanche north of the city this week.
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 his body off the mountain by helicopter.
An autopsy is scheduled.