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Climber dies at high camp on Alaska's Mount McKinley

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Posted: Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:05 pm | Updated: 1:15 pm, Wed Jan 16, 2013.

FAIRBANKS - A climber died of an apparent cardiac arrest high on Alaska's 20,320-foot Mount McKinley on Friday morning, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

According to his tentmates,Brian Young, 52 of Kodiak, Alaska, went into a tent at the 17,200-foot high camp to sleep after an arduous 20-hour summit day and suddenly stopped breathing.

His tentmates immediately notified the National Park Service mountaineering patrol stationed at

high camp who initiated cardio-pulmonary resuscitation.

Young did not regain a pulse and was pronounced dead at 11 a.m. by a park service volunteer physician assistant at the high camp.

Young’s body will be recovered from high camp when weather permits.

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