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Once again the dangerous tourist season in the north is underway withsix people dead in a floatplane collision at the southern end of the Alaska Panhandleand an injured snowboarder rescued from near 13,500 feet on Mount Denali, North America’s tallest peak.
Welcome to a state with one of the highest rate of accidental deaths in the country. Blame the weather, the lack of roads and adventure sport.
Some come to the 49th state looking for danger and find it. Others just get unlucky in a land where off-road travel comes with some inherent risks.