Skier from Ouray dies after crevasse fall in Alaska national park

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In this Oct. 1, 2017 photo, North America's tallest peak, Denali, is seen from a turnout in Denali State Park, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

In this Oct. 1, 2017 photo, North America’s tallest peak, Denali, is seen from a turnout in Denali State Park, Alaska. (AP Photo/Becky Bohrer)

DENALI NATIONAL PARK AND PRESERVE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say a skier from Colorado has died after falling into a crevasse on a glacier in Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve.

The park reports that mountaineering rangers on Monday received a report from a satellite communication device that a skier had fallen into a crevasse. One of the rangers who responded to the call was lowered into the crevasse and confirmed the skier had died in the fall.

The park identified the skier as 28-year-old Mason Stansfield, age 28, of Ouray, Colorado.

The park says Stansfield’s partner was not injured and that Stansfield’s remains were recovered.

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