Alaska State Troopers identify boater killed in collision near Petersburg

Alaska State Troopers have identified the person who died in a boating accident near Petersburg last week as Susan Paul, age 73 of California. She was in a 20-foot Hewescraft skiff that sank after a collision with a larger seine boat.

A spokesperson with the U.S. Coast Guard, which is leading the investigation, says it's unclear what led to the accident.

A second person on board the skiff - 71-year-old Gordon Paul also of California - survived. He was taken to a local hospital after the two boats collided about 11 miles south of Petersburg in the Wrangell Narrows on June 5.

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