Adam Webb 2011-06-14

Juneau hiker found dead after apparent fall

Associated Press, Published: June 15th, 2011

JUNEAU -- A 30-year-old New York man has died in an apparent accident while hiking on the Herbert Glacier trail system near Juneau.

Alaska State Troopers Sgt. Tim Birt tells radio station KINY that the body of Adam Webb, of Hampton Bays, N.Y., was found Tuesday on a rock face adjacent to the glacier by a search helicopter.

The cause of death wasn't immediately known. However, troopers say it's probable Webb slipped in rough terrain and fell off a bluff.

Webb was reported missing after he didn't report to work at Coastal Helicopters in Juneau. The company, according to its website, offers guided dog sled rides and helicopter glacier tours.