Washington man dies in boating accident year Yakutat

Posted: Monday, October 09, 2000

YAKUTAT (AP) -- The body of a man from Olympia, Wash. who was swept away in a fast-moving river was found Sunday.

Coast Guard officials in Juneau said Jesse Hall, 81, was on a fishing charter on Ahrnklin River near Yakutat Saturday when he was thrown from the boat after the vessel struck a log.

Three other people who were thrown from the boat managed to make it to shore.

The Coast Guard, Alaska State Troopers and Yakutat police searched for Hall Saturday without success and the search was suspended when darkness fell.

Yakutat police found his body Sunday morning.

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