Norman C. Kokeok 06-02-07
Man dies after snowmachine falls through Shishmaref ice
ADN, June 3, 2007
SHISHMAREF -- A snowmachiner from Shishmaref in Northwest Alaska died Saturday after
his snowmachine fell through the ice while crossing Shishmaref Inlet, Alaska State
Norman C. Kokeok, 24, was returning from a hunting trip about 5:15 a.m., the press
release said. He was trying to cross the East Channel of the inlet to Sarichef island
when the snowmachine crashed into the inlet.
A group of people responded 15 minutes later, according to a troopers' press
release. Rescuers pulled the unconscious Kokeok from the inlet and administered
Emergency responders from Nome also responded and tried to revive him. He was pronounced
dead at 8:54 a.m.