Sitka man drowns off Kruzof Island

Posted: Thursday, June 28, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A Sitka man was found drowned Tuesday near the southern point of Kruzof Island west of Sitka.

The body of Gilbert Kitka, 67, was found by a charter fisherman about 2 p.m. A Sitka police officer traveled to the scene by boat to recover the body.

Family members told police that Kitka had set out to go beachcombing. His boat was towed in by the Sitka Harbor Department and released to the family.

Sitka police found no signs of trauma or foul play.

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