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Investigation of 28 year old man's death underway


August 01, 2016
Monday AM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - The Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan were notified Saturday by the U.S. Coast Guard of an unresponsive male aboard the F/V Odin that was in Anita Bay. The male was identified as Charles Richards, age 28 of Seattle, Washington.

Crew members found Richards in his bunk unresponsive. Wrangell Search and Rescue (SAR) was notified and responded. Wrangell SAR transported Richards to the Wrangell clinic where he was pronounced deceased.

An Alaska Wildlife Trooper in Wrangell responded to investigate. The State Medical Examiner’s (SME) Office was notified and the deceased man was transported to the State Medical Examiner for examination.

The exact cause of death is unknown pending results from the State Medical Examiner. Next of kin have been notified.



Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Public Safety



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