Two dead, one missing near Alakanuk

by Angela Denning-Barnes on September 24, 2013

Alaska State Troopers are investigating what appears to be at least two deaths from a boating incident near Alakanuk.

Today around noon, boaters came across a deceased person on the river bank about 10 miles downriver of the village. Then, the boaters found a second person who was dead, floating in the water. Both people were wearing their life jackets.

A search revealed debris from a boat.

A third person is unaccounted for.

A trooper from the Saint Mary’s post is responding to the village to investigate the cause and the circumstances surrounding the incident.

Troopers will not release any names until the individuals have been positively identified and next of kin has been notified.

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