Peter Barrett, 3/15/05

ADN, 3/18/05


Man found near overturned kayak may have drowned, troopers say

A 30-year-old man found floating Tuesday near Fritz Cove is believed to have drowned, Alaska State Troopers said.

Peter Barrett, 30, of Juneau was spotted in the water by someone responding to a report of an overturned kayak. Barrett was found unconscious and floating face-up in the water, troopers said. He was transported to Bartlett Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

No foul play is suspected, troopers said.

-- Anchorage Daily News