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Sandra Gelber, 61, dies on Juneau trail

Sandra Gelber.

Sandra Gelber.

A former Sitka resident has died after being found unconscious on a Juneau trail. 61-year old Sandra Gelber was a physical therapist at Bartlett Hospital.

Two hikers found her body Sunday afternoon in a creek along the Salmon Creek Dam Trail behind the hospital. They pulled her out and administered CPR until medics arrived. She was pronounced dead about 30 minutes after being found.
Bartlett spokesman Jim Strader says it isn’t known how long she was on the trail before she was found.

Police are investigating the death.

Gelber was an avid outdoorswoman, and lived in Sitka for many years prior to moving to Juneau.

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