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New Mexico climber dies in fall on Alaska mountain

April 12, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A New Mexico man died in a fall from a mountain east of Alaska’s largest city.

Alaska State Troopers say 25-year-old Daniel Dresher died Wednesday on Goat Mountain near Eklutna Lake. His hometown was not immediately available.

Troopers say Dresher’s climbing partner reported he had fallen. The second climber attempted to descend to reach Dresher and lost phone contact.

The Alaska Rescue Coordination Center based at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson launched a helicopter and a rescue crew to help search and found the climbers.

Troopers say Dresher fell about 500 feet (152 meters) and was killed.

The helicopter crew recovered his body.