A second victim of Tuesday’s avalanche that hit a group of six back country skiers near Haines has died.
Twenty-six year old Nickolay Dodov, of Truckee, California, was taken off life support this afternoon (Wednesday) at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.
Dodov was one of two people caught in the Takhine Ridge avalanche, about 20 miles northwest of Haines. The skiers – who had accessed the area by helicopter – called the snowslide “massive.”
Their guide, 35-year-old Rob Liberman, of Telluride, Colorado, died Tuesday. Both men were recovered by other skiers and snowboarders using avalanche beacons.
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