Father, son die in Glacier Bay capsizing

According to The National Park Service, a father and son died when a boat capsized at Glacier Bay National Park.

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Spokesperson Tom VandenBerg said 75-year-old Larry Roger McWilliams and 48-year-old Gary Roger McWilliams died late Monday afternoon.

Their hometowns were not immediately available. The elder McWilliams carried an Oregon driver’s license, and the younger man was from California.

The men were pulled from the water unconscious and could not be revived by CPR.

VandenBerg said they don’t know why the boat capsized.

Park Service personnel Tuesday planned to attempt to recover the boat.

VandenBerg said the agency was alerted to the capsizing because one of the survivors managed to swim to shore and shoot off a flare to alert other vessels.

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