Man drowns in Kwethluk River

Posted: Wednesday, June 19, 2002

BETHEL (AP) -- A Kwethluk man's body was found early Wednesday morning floating in the Kwethluk River.

Yako Nick, 26, apparently drowned, Alaska State Troopers said.

Nick was not wearing a life jacket. His boat was found running nearby. A case of beer was found in his boat, with a six-pack remaining.

Troopers said their investigation is continuing.

Kwethluk is located 12 miles east of Bethel.

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