Loveland Man Dies After He Falls Into Glacier
Yount's Snowmobile Plunges Into Crevasse On Matanuska Glacier
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Colorado man was killed when the snowmobile he was riding plunged into a crevasse on the Matanuska Glacier.
Michael Yount, 43, of Loveland, Colo., was touring the glacier with his wife Sunday afternoon when the accident occurred.
Alaska State Troopers said the Younts were following guide Bill Stevens of the Glacier Park Lodge on a tour when Michael Yount veered about 40 yards off the established trail and plunged into a crevasse. A crevasse is a deep fissure in the ice.
Members of a crevasse rescue class that was being conducted nearby were able to reach Yount's body but were unable to remove him.
Alaska State Troopers transported members of the Alaska Mountain Rescue Group to the site. Rescuers removed Yount's body late Sunday night.