Hiker dies after falling near Hatcher Pass

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A woman fell off the Penny Royal Glacier in the Hatcher Pass area while trying to cross the glacier and slid into a pile of rocks in an accident that happened on Sunday.

The woman, identified as Leslie Lahndt, was hiking with her daughter and a friend, who reached Lahndt's body and verified that she was dead. A DPS helicopter responded to the scene to recover the body, but was turned back by bad weather.

A helicopter tried again on Wednesday, and was able to bring the body to the medical examiner's office.

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