Alaska boaters likely killed by falling glacier ice, officials say

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Alaska boaters likely killed by falling glacier ice, officials sayThe bodies of three boaters from Europe who died in an Alaska lake were surrounded by frozen debris, a sign that the victims were killed by ice that fell from the melting glacier that feeds the lake, officials in the city of Valdez said on Thursday. The victims were identified by the city as two Germans and an Austrian and were found dead on Tuesday morning in Valdez Glacier Lake, about 120 miles (193 km) east of Anchorage. The victims were found in an area that 'was littered with floating icebergs, glacial slush and challenging terrain for recovery,' said a statement released by Valdez city officials.


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