Fort Yukon man found dead near snowmachine

Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Fort Yukon man was found dead near his snowmachine Tuesday, two days after he was last seen alive, Alaska State Troopers said.

Marion O. Anderson, 54, apparently died while he was trying to get his snowmachine out of the snow outside the village, troopers said.

Troopers said Anderson was last seen Sunday riding his snowmachine. He apparently was heading to a cabin he owns when the snowmachine got stuck in deep snow.

On Tuesday, neighbors asked Fort Yukon police to check on Anderson. Police saw no sign of the snowmachine at the home, but Anderson's dog was there.

Anderson's body was found about 11:45 a.m. in deep snow about six miles from the village.

No foul play is suspected, troopers said.

The death brings the number of fatalities associated with snowmobiles in Alaska this winter to 23, troopers said.



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