Cordova fisherman dies

Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 25-year-old Cordova fisherman was found dead in his boat with ad head injury Monday, according to Alaska State Troopers.

It appears that David Glasen fell asleep Sunday night and was killed when his boat hit the rocks on a remote island in Prince William Sound, troopers said.

Glasen's vessel, the 27-foot bowpicker Kenda Rose, was spotted on the rocks at Axel Lind Island, not far from Esther Island east of Valdez Arm. A trooper from Cordova responded and found Glasen dead in the cabin.

An initial investigation indicated Glasen may have fallen asleep late Sunday night and died of head injuries when his boat hit the rocks.

Glasen had been expected to participate in an opening for chum salmon that began at 8 a.m. Monday, said spokesman Greg Wilkinson of the troopers.

Glasen's body was being transported to Anchorage for an autopsy.

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