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Body recently discovered in Carlanna Lake area


October 31, 2017
Tuesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - After receiving information on October 24, 2017 that a missing person was last seen in the Carlanna Lake Dam area, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and Alaska State Troopers and the Ketchikan Police conducted a search of the area on October 25, 2017.

The Ketchikan Police Department Dive, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and the AST had no success on the 25th. Another search of the area was conducted on October 26th by the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad and their K-9 team resulting in the discovery of a female body located about a quarter mile downstream from the Carlanna Lake Dam at approximately 11:55 last Thursday morning.

According to a press release issued by Chief Joseph White, the Ketchikan Police Department was notified to conduct the extrication of the body. Due to the difficult location of the body, a helicopter was utilized to remove the deceased.

According a Ketchikan Police Department release on October 27th, there is no cause of death and the body has not been identified. The recovered body was sent to the Alaska State Medical Examiner's office.

As of this date, there has been no further updates released nor has the body officially been identified.

The Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad posted on FaceBook, "Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the woman recovered on Thursday. We are glad for the collaboration with the Ketchikan Police Department and Temsco to help bring closure to this tragedy."


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Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


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Ketchikan Police Department



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