Ricky Tocktoo, 05-25-05
Angler drowns after he falls in and is swept away by swift current
An Anchorage man died Wednesday after falling into rushing water at Tangle
Lakes near Mile 20 of the Denali Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.
Troopers said Ricky Tocktoo, 44, was standing on a snowbank fishing when he
lost his balance. A swift current carried him toward the center of the lake.
His uncle, Francis Anawrok, 61, of Anchorage, was at a nearby campsite. He was
unable to find help.
Tocktoo's body was recovered Wednesday. He was wearing chest waders and no
flotation devices, troopers said.
-- Anchorage Daily News