2-year-old drowns during family picnic
Anchorage Daily News, Published: June 3rd, 2008
QUINHAGAK -- A 2-year-old boy is dead after he fell into the Spirit Lake and
drowned while on a family picnic, according to Alaska State Troopers.
The boy, who was not immediately identified, was on a picnic with his parents about
four miles upstream from Quinhagak on Sunday afternoon when he fell in while not
wearing a flotation device, troopers said.
A troopers aircraft and local searchers scoured the area but were unable to locate
the boy's body Sunday, despite searching into the night, troopers said. Recovery
efforts were continuing Monday.
Body of 2-year-old recovered
Anchorage Daily News, Published: June 19th, 2008
QUINHAGAK -- The body of a 2-year-old boy who drowned in the Kanektok River early
this month was discovered on the north shore of Kuskokwim Bay on Wednesday, according
to Alaska State Troopers.
A Yute Air pilot spotted the child's body at 4:35 p.m. about five miles north of
the mouth of the river, troopers said.
The boy fell into the river about four miles upstream from the village of Quinhagak
the afternoon of June 1. He had been picnicking with his family at the time and
was not wearing a life jacket, troopers said.
The boy's body was recovered and returned to his family.
Troopers did not identify the child or his family.