2 dead after fishing boat capsizes near Seward

Clouds loom over Resurrection Bay in this November 2016 photo near Seward, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Two people have died after a fishing boat capsized near Seward.

The U.S. Coast Guard notified Alaska State Troopers in Seward on Saturday around 3:01 p.m. that a private fishing boat had capsized outside Resurrection Bay, which flows into the Gulf of Alaska. Four people were on board, and when troopers were informed, two had drowned, according to an online trooper dispatch.

The two dead men, Benjamin Jimenez, 53, and Ferdinand Salvador, 43, both of Anchorage, were located and brought to the Seward Fire Department, according to the dispatch. Both men’s next of kin have been notified.

The two survivors were taken to Providence Seward Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries.

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