Minnesota woman killed by falling ice in Alaska

The 32-year-old woman was hiking at the foot of a glacier.
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Alaska State Troopers have identified a woman who died while hiking at the foot of a glacier on Wednesday. 

According to the Anchorage Daily News, 32-year-old Brittany Katherine Boegel on Minnesota died when she was hit by falling ice and snow that fell from what troopers described as a "hollowed-out compressed snow mass which resembled a snow cave." 

Troopers said bystanders and family members helped free Boegel from the snow but CPR and life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.  

A 6-year-old boy and another man were injured but their names were not released. 

They were hiking at Byron Glacier, which is about 40 miles southeast of Anchorage. 

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