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By Ben Muir 

Petersburg man, 24, drowns near Rocky Point Resort late Monday


September 14, 2017

The body of 24-year-old Jase Payne was found late Monday near a dock at Rocky Point Resort in Petersburg,

Ending what had been a four-hour search by family members, state troopers and local police.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers were notified at 6:52 p.m. on Monday that Payne was missing, last seen on the dock of Rocky Point Resort about 10 miles south of town.

“Family members had been conducting hasty searches of the nearby Wrangell Narrows with no results,” wrote a press release from the State of Alaska daily dispatches. “Petersburg Alaska Wildlife Trooper and Petersburg Police Departme...

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