Chena Hot Springs Resort

Chena Hot Springs Resort is located at the end of Chena Hot Springs Road.

An man died at Chena Hot Springs Resort on Sunday, but the cause of death is still being determined.

The Steese Volunteer Fire Department received a report of a drowning victim at 2:59 p.m. Sunday, according to Fire Chief Scott Learned. The fire department, which is located about 56 miles from the resort, arrived on the scene at 3:56 p.m. and located the man near the outdoor rock pool.

“He’d been pulled from the outdoor rock pool, and bystanders were administering CPR basically on the rockway going into the rock pool,” Learned said.

Learned said the medical crew determined the man had died at the scene prior to their arrival. At that point, he said, the scene was turned over to Alaska State Parks rangers and the Alaska State Troopers.

“We’re waiting right now for the state medical examiner to give us cause of death,” troopers spokesman Ken Marsh said.

He said next of kin had not yet been notified and that troopers cannot give further information at this time.

Chena Hot Springs Resort is about 60 miles outside of Fairbanks. It includes the hot springs, an indoor pool, an ice museum, lodging, and geothermal-powered facilities.

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