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Troopers Recover the Body of Young Boy from Glacier Crevasse
The body of Shjon Brown, 9, has been recovered from a crevasse in an Alaska glacier.
FAIRBANKS - The body of a 9-year-old boy has been recovered from a crevasse in an Alaska glacier.
Alaska State Troopers say the body of Shjon (SHAWN) Brown of Fairbanks was recovered early this morning. The boy was on a snowmobile outing Saturday with his father and others in the Hoodoo Mountains.
His father told troopers Shjon drove around a small mound and did not reappear.
Officials say the boy fell an estimated 200 feet into the crevasse through a moulin (moo-LAN'), a hole formed when water on the glacier surface erodes ice below.