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Channel 2 NewsAlaska State Troopers say a 33-year-old man is believed to have drowned in the icy Chena River in Fairbanks after a stolen kayak he was in overturned and he was swept away. Troopers say a woman who lives on the south side of the Chena called troopers...
Channel 2 NewsA Sterling man is presumed dead after trying to retrieve a canoe from the frigid waters of Portage Lake while hiking with his brother Monday afternoon. According to a Tuesday AST dispatch, Dave and Larry Dobson canoed to the south side of the lake Monday...
Tags: Hypothermia, Lakes and Ponds, Sports
Authorities are investigating the death of a Georgetown, Texas, man who died kayaking on Mendenhall Lake in Juneau. Erin Uloth, a spokeswoman for the Tongass National Forest, says 62-year-old Michael Ray Fullerton died after his kayak overturned late...
Tags: Forestry and Timber, Sports
Channel 2 NewsAnchorage firefighters recovered the bodies of two women from the waters of Eagle River after a canoe capsized Wednesday afternoon. Rescuers were able to establish contact with a surviving male victim. According to APD spokesperson Lt. Dave Parker, the...
Channel 2 NewsThe Anchorage Police Department identified two Montana women as drowning victims in the Wednesday afternoon Eagle River canoe capsizing. APD said 60-year-old Fern Johnson, of Plains, Montana, and 48-year-old Carol Heater, of Kalispell, Montana, died in a...
Channel 2 NewsSearch efforts are continuing for two missing Southeast Alaska residentsThursday according to Alaska State Troopers, with no trace of a Hyder woman yet found but a Wrangell hiker’s kayak located. AST spokesperson Megan Peters says searchers are...
Tags: Army National Guard, Sports
Channel 2 NewsState troopers have released the names of two brothers involved in a fatal boating accident on Matanuska Lake Friday morning. Authorities have recovered the body of one man, while the other is missing and presumed drowned. Trooper received a report at...
Tags: Todd Walker, Sports
Channel 2 NewsThree people were rescued from an overturned canoe in the Eagle River Monday night, according to the Anchorage Fire Department and Alaska State Troopers. AFD and AST say they responded to the call for a swift water rescue around 8 o'clock Monday night,...
Thirty-one Alaskan artists were the beneficiaries of the Rasmuson Foundation’s largesse on Wednesday, when the foundation announced its 2011 Individual Artist Awards. The grants range from $5,000 to $25,000. With the money, artists will be...
There are those days when work gets to be too much, the commute too long, and you long for the simple life. While most of us can't afford to retire just yet, we have a little getaway that might help: sea kayaking. It doesn't take long before your...
The trail around Reflections Lake in the Mat-Su Valley has been in the works for three years, and residents saw the final piece put in place Saturday to bring the trail full circle. The nonprofit group Alaskans for Palmer Hay Flats says it's a...
Tags: Career and Workplace, Labor Legislation, Sports, Death
Los Angeles TimesA section of the Los Angeles River will open for public use Monday for the first time since the river was encased in concrete in the 1930s. Public officials will gather Monday morning at Marsh Park north of downtown for a ceremonial kayak ride down a...
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