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UPDATE: Body found of missing person following reported shipwreck at Cape Nome

 Alaska State Troopers (KTUU News)
Alaska State Troopers (KTUU News) (KTUU)
Published: Oct. 16, 2020 at 11:17 AM AKDT|Updated: Oct. 22, 2020 at 8:29 AM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - Alaska State Troopers say rescue crews found the body of one of the missing people following a shipwreck at Cape Nome on Oct. 15.

Troopers identified the three men involved in the incident as 51-year-old Pavel Denisenko, 52-year-old Alexie Klutchnikov and 56-year-old Serhii Denysenko.

AST says the shipwreck was reported around 8 p.m that Thursday. A trooper dispatch states the three people were traveling back to Nome in a 32′ boat/dredge when a wave caused the boat to capsize. All three went into the water. Denisenko made it to shore in a life raft.

A search took place in the area but no major developments were recorded until Oct. 18 when Nome search and rescue found the remains of Denysenko on the beach, about seven miles East of Nome.

Troopers say Klutchnikov is still unaccounted for at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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