Man shot by boater in Prince of Wales Island

Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 40-year-old Thorne Bay man was recovering in a Seattle hospital Monday following a weekend shooting at a Prince of Wales Island dock.

Daniel Duncan was listed in satisfactory condition at Harborview Medical Center, where he was treated for a six-inch gash on the left side of his head. Alaska State Troopers said Duncan was shot Saturday night by Kenneth Goldbury, a sailboat owner who reportedly acted in self defense.

The Coast Guard airlifted Duncan from Port Protection, at the northwest tip of the Southeast island, early Sunday morning. Petty Officer David Foucault said the boat owner told authorities he shot Duncan because he was trying to get onto his boat.

Before the shooting, witnesses saw Duncan walking up and down the dock, banging on boats and causing a disturbance, troopers said. Lt. Steve Garrett said no one has been arrested in the case and the investigation is continuing.

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