Troopers release name of Eagle River avalanche victim

Posted: Monday, February 15, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Alaska State Troopers have released the name of a skier killed Saturday by an avalanche near Eagle River on Anchorage's north side.

He was 60-year-old William Brasher Schorr.

Schorr at around 4 p.m. was skiing alone near the top of a ridge while a friend waited near the bottom for his arrival.

The avalanche occurred about 1,500 feet above 7.3 Mile Hiland Road.

A witness saw the slide begin from his home. Schorr's body was recovered about 45 minutes later.

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