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Kake man found dead off Point Macartney


On July 2, at about 1:10 p.m., the Alaska State Troopers were notified that a boat had ran aground in Herring Bay on Admiralty Island and one of the occupants, Willis Cavanaugh, 59 of Kake, was missing.

The United States Coast Guard (USCG) was coordinating the Search and Rescue response. At about 4:22 p.m. AST was notified that Willis was located deceased about a mile offshore of Pt. Macartney by a good Samaritan. Next of kin has been notified. The State Medical Examiner requested the body be sent for autopsy.


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