Snowmobiler dies in fall near US border

A Whitehorse woman died in a snowmobiling accident near the United States border north of Skagway on Sunday.

A Whitehorse woman died in a snowmobiling accident near the United States border north of Skagway on Sunday.

The 32-year-old snowmobiler fell several feet after cresting a small hill near the Fraser Customs station just after 3:30 p.m., according to an RCMP news release.

The woman, whose name has not been released, had died by the time emergency services arrived at the scene.

She was carrying a passenger but police were not available to comment on the passager’s condition by press time.

The driver was wearing an helmet and alcohol is not believed to be a factor, said the release.

The BC Coroner Service and the Carcross and Atlin RCMP detachments are investigating the incident.

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