A Kwethluk man who was reported missing Tuesday from a boat that partially swamped was found drowned Wednesday, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Bethel troopers were informed by Kwethluk village public safety officers Tuesday afternoon of a search effort for George Maxie, 24. Maxie and his girlfriend had been traveling from Bethel to Kwethluk when the boat ran out of gas and was swamped in Napaskiak Slough.
Maxie’s girlfriend was picked up by a passing boater and taken to Kwethluk, where she reported him missing. Maxie’s body was found in the slough and has been sent to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.
Troopers believe alcohol was involved in the incident, and an investigation is continuing.
Maxie’s next of kin have been notified.