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By Ben Muir 

­­Local Samaritan tends to man who swam halfway across Wrangell Narrows


April 19, 2018

A Petersburg Samaritan was clipped by an oncoming car on Sunday as he was tending to a distressed man in the middle of the road, who had just swum halfway across the Wrangell Narrows, police say.

Sgt. Jim Kerr with the Petersburg Police Department said Jeremy Johnson was floating halfway -- “or a little more” -- across the Wrangell Narrows on Sunday when the dingy he was in sank.

Kerr said Johnson swam back to Mitkof Island, crawled up the bank and went into the roadway to seek help.

The good Samaritan, Colin Perry, noticed Johnson on Mitkof Highway near the Petersburg Memorial Cemet...

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