Two Yakutat Men Drown After Boat Capsizes

Alaska Wildlife Troopers say two Yakutat men drowned after their 20-foot boat capsized.

Another man in the commercial fishing party survived Monday’s accident at the mouth of Dangerous River in Yakutat.

Troopers identified the victims as 29-year-old Wayne Gray and 18-year-old Rex Newlun. The survivor was 30-year-old Jonathan Pavlik, also of Yakutat.

Troopers say Pavlik was able to climb on top of the skiff and was spotted later by a passing aircraft. Local residents rescued him.

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