17 Jun 2012

Fatal avalanche on Mt McKinley

1:40 pm on 17 June 2012

Four Japanese climbers are presumed dead after they were swept away by an avalanche on Mount McKinley in Alaska.

One man in the group survived and hiked down to get help.

The Park Service says searchers have found no bodies or climbing gear.

It could be the worst accident on Mount McKinley since 1992, when four Canadian climbers were killed in a fall.