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AK: Hunter Dies In Snowmachine Accident

May 10, 2017


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A hunter died this weekend following a snowmachine accident on the Yukon River on May 6, 2017. Martin Moore Jr., 53, left his house Saturday morning to hunt geese. That evening, he was pronounced dead at the Nome hospital.

Moore fell off his snowmachine and suffered a major head wound. The skin was peeled off the top of his skull.

His hunting partner made contact with Grant Aviation in Emmonak, which air dropped a medical kit. water, food, a sleeping bag, and two radios.

After about 10 hours Moore went silent. Two minutes later, around 7:45 Saturday evening, a US Coastguard helicopter appeared. The crew loaded the men into the helicopter and flew to the Nome hospital. When they landed, Moore was pronounced dead.

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