An English mountaineer who stood atop Alaska's Mount McKinley only days ago is dead as the result of an accident during a weekend rafting trip hundreds of miles south, on the state's Kenai Peninsula.
Chuck Spaulding, owner of the river-guiding business NOVA Alaska, said Steven Morton died after coming out of a raft on a float down the rapids of Six Mile Creek on Monday.
A whitewater thrill ride about 70 miles southeast of Anchorage, Six Mile has been the scene of at least three other fatalities over the years and some unbelievably close calls. A Nikiski family miraculously survived being flushed through two of the creek's three canyons ....
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