Man dies in avalanche near Cooper Landing

    Cooper Landing, Alaska (AP) - A 32-year-old Kenai Peninsula man died when he was buried while snowmobiling, Alaska State Troopers said.

    Trooper said Kekai Dang of Kasilof died Monday afternoon in the avalanche.

    Troopers shortly before 3:30 p.m. took a 911 call reporting the avalanche.

    Seward troopers responded.

    Witnesses reported the avalanche had buried Dang and they began recovery efforts.

    Rescuers reached Dang after about two hours.

    He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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