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ConocoPhillips Alaska President Killed in Avalanche

February 15, 2010
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State police say the president of ConocoPhillips Alaska is dead and another person is presumed dead after being swept away in an Alaskan avalanche, according to the Associated Press. Jim Bowles, the head of the oil giant''s Alaska operations, was with a dozen snowmobilers in the Grandview wilderness area near Seward on the Kenai Peninsula when an avalanche roared down a slope Saturday and swept two of them away. Troopers say Bowles'' body was recovered before nightfall, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Rider Alan Gage was buried but couldn''t be located during a search that was suspended because of darkness. Anchorage police say another avalanche struck later in the day near the capital and killed one skier.

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