Body of Missing Eagle Customs Agent Found

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks

The body of a missing Eagle customs agent has been found.  Charles “Chuck” Collins body was discovered along the Yukon River near Eagle Sunday night. Eagle resident Dave Helmer says he was out looking for poles for a fish wheel when he spotted a body on a drift wood pile.  Helmer says Collins body was carried a long way by the water back to Eagle.

Collins was last seen before driving out of Eagle on the Taylor Highway July 11 as heavy rain began to fall.  His damaged vehicle was later found empty in Obrien Creek, where it ended up after sliding off the road down a 200 foot embankment.

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