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Fisherman found deceased aboard Pe tersburg vessel


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Charles "Rhett" Richards

A 28-year-old Seattle man working aboard the F/V Odin was found deceased in his bunk by a fellow crew member Saturday morning. The cause of death is unknown, according to Tim Buness, Wrangell Volunteer Fire Department chief and Search and Rescue coordinator.

The vessel, owned by

Mark Severson of Petersburg, was located in Anita Bay near Wrangell, when the unresponsive Charles "Rhett" Richards was discovered. According to Buness, the U.S. Coast Guard and Wrangell Search and Rescue were in communication around 5:12 a.m., and search and rescue was on the scene roughly 30 minutes later.


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