Boy falls into glacier crevasse, suspected dead

Boy falls into glacier crevasse, suspected dead
April 14, 2013 Brix Hahn

Boy feared dead after fall into glacier crack, Associated Press

A 9-year-old Alaska boy fell into a deep glacier crevasse, and state troopers say he probably did not survive.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Sjohn Brown of Fairbanks fell about 200 feet while riding a snowmobile Saturday at the Arctic Man Classic, a race involving snowmobiles and skiers or snowboarders in the Hoodoo Mountains.

Alaska state troopers said he apparently fell into a mulan, which forms when water flowing on glaciers erodes ice.

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