ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An Alaska hunter was found dead on the beach of an island located within the Chugach National Forest. How he died is still under investigation.
David Miezejeski, age 60, of Cordova, was on a deer hunting trip near Windy Bay on Hawkins Island. That's where, according to the Alaska State Troopers, he was found dead.
"Investigation revealed Miezejeski was discovered unresponsive, not breathing, and without a pulse by a hunting companion a short time after being dropped off on a beach alone," AST wrote in an online report.
The death was reported on Dec. 31, 2018 at around 4:30 p.m. His body was recovered and returned to Cordova at 6:45 p.m., when he was officially pronounced dead.
His body is being sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy, to investigate how he died.