A day of paddling on a picturesque lake in Alaska turned deadly yesterday: The bodies of three German tourists were recovered from Valdez Glacier Lake on Tuesday afternoon, the Anchorage Daily News reports. The lake is a popular destination for paddlers in the summer, and offers impressive views of the Valdez Glacier. The victims were initially spotted by a kayak guide shortly before 10 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and the bodies were recovered later that afternoon. Although their identities have not been released, Sheri Pierce, a spokeswoman for the city of Valdez, said they were a 67-year-old married couple and a 62-year-old man.
Although no cause of death has been determined yet, authorities suspect the trio may have paddled too close to the glacier. The glacier’s ice is calving, meaning large chunks are falling … Read the rest