Utah man killed in climbing accident

Posted: Monday, August 28, 2000

KETCHIKAN (AP) -- A Utah man was killed in a weekend climbing accident near Ketchikan.

Alaska State Troopers said William Yeates, 23, had been rock climbing at Rockfish Cove in Neets Bay at about 4 p.m. Friday when he fell about 300 feet to his death.

No other details of the accident were available. The Coast Guard and Yeates' companions recovered his body, troopers said.

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