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Remains of man thrown from boat last month found 40 miles downriver of Fort Yukon

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Published: Jun. 27, 2021 at 10:11 AM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 12, 2021 at 3:17 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - The remains of a man who was thrown off a boat after it collided with a sandbar near Fort Yukon last month have been found.

Samson Peter III’s remains were found 40 miles downriver of Fort Yukon near the mouth of Lower Birch Creek around 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to an updated dispatch from Alaska State Troopers. He was 42.

The search for Peter began just after 10 p.m. on June 25 when two people who were also on the boat could not find him after the collision. Good Samaritans, troopers, local boaters, Fort Yukon police officers, Civil Air Patrol and other volunteers also participated in the search, but were unable to locate Peter.

Peter’s remains were retrieved on Sunday and are being sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage. His family has been notified of his death.

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