David Negevanna Ahlalook, Drown


Wainwright man, 66, drives his ATV into a lake, apparently drowns


A Wainwright man was found dead in a small lake southwest of the North Slope village Tuesday.

David Negevanna Ahlalook, 66, apparently drowned, said North Slope Borough Police.

Wainwright resident Kenny Tagarook discovered an overturned four-wheeler in the lake and saw something floating, police said.

Tagarook's brother, Michael Tagarook, rowed a boat out into the lake and discovered the body.

North Slope Police said Ahlalook had apparently been crossing shallow bodies of water around the lake when the four-wheeler was driven into deeper water.

Ahlalook was probably thrown from the all-terrain vehicle and suffered a bump on his forehead, police said.

Wainwright is a village of 546 people about 85 miles southwest of Barrow on the Arctic Ocean.

-- The Associated Press