North Pole, Alaska – On Saturday, April 1, 2017 a 4-year-old girl was buried by a roof avalanche in North Pole, Alaska. The girl was buried 5 feet deep for 8 minutes before she was extricated by family members and first responders. Unfortunately, the girl died from the injuries she sustained in the roof avalanche on Monday, April 3, 2017.
Authorities were notified about the incident around 13:21 through a 911 call. Rescuers responded immediately. The girl did not have a pulse and was not breathing when they reached her.
She was taken to the hospital in Fairbanks where she was stabilized. She was then transported by aircraft to Anchorage. Unfortunately, the girl did not survive this incident.
The victim was identified as Alexcia Baril.
We will try to update this post when more information is available.
UPDATED 4/8: Here is the link to the Avalanche.org avalanche report. This is now the 11th avalanche fatality in the USA during the 2016-2017 winter season.