While the names of the five clam diggers who died earlier this week in Cook Inlet have not been released, the president and CEO of Pacific Seafood Group said yesterday that three were from Oregon and two from California.
Pacific Seafood Group is the parent company of Pacific Alaska Shellfish, where the five were contract employees.
Frank Dulcich said he was withholding the names in respect for the families’ privacy. He also said his company was setting up a memorial fund for the families.
The men went missing Tuesday while traveling in a 20-foot skiff near Polly Creek. The bodies of all five were recovered. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
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