Boy Dies in Crevasse Fall While Snowmobiling

The accident occurred in Alaska's Hoodoo Mountains


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The body of a 9-year-old boy who died in a snowmobiling accident in Alaska over the weekend was recovered from a 200-foot-deep crevasse Monday morning, according to state troopers.

Shjon Brown was snowmobiling with his father Saturday in Alaska’s Hoodoo Mountains—about five miles north of the Arctic Man Classic—when he disappeared from sight after rounding a slope. Brown’s father was watching from a hillside and traced the boy’s tracks to a moulin, a hole formed when water carves a hole through a glacier. 

A climber managed to reach the bottom of the crevasse Sunday, but he was unable to locate the boy, finding only his goggles and helmet. After further searching, rescuers found the body buried several feet below his snowmobile.