Dive Team Recovers Body From Matanuska Lake Canoe Accident, Searching For Second

One body has been recovered from a Matanuska Susitna Borough lake after a canoe accident. Dive teams from the Borough’s Emergency Services division recovered the body, as yet unidentified, after people noticed an overturned canoe on Matanuska Lake around 10 a.m. Friday.  Stefan Hinman, Borough spokesman, said the dive team is looking for a second body, but could offer little more information.

Hinman said the lake is about 100 feet deep in the area the divers are working.

State Park rangers say the canoe had been rented about an hour before it was spotted overturned in the water

Two adult males were in the canoe.  Their identities are being withheld until next of kin are notified.

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