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05/28/2013 11:13 pm ET | Updated Jul 28, 2013

UK Mountaineer Who Climbed Mt. McKinley Dies in Alaska Whitewater Rapids

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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