Brantly D. Bailey, 07-23-05


Man who can't swim falls off jet ski without a life jacket, drowns

A 24-year-old Delta Junction man fell off a jet ski on a lake near Delta Junction early Saturday morning and drowned, Alaska State Troopers reported Sunday.

Brantly D. Bailey went under water sometime around midnight and didn't resurface, troopers said. People there at the time tried and failed to find him. A diver discovered his body several hours later in about 30 feet of water. He was not wearing a life jacket and reportedly did not know how to swim, according to troopers.

The accident occurred at a swimming area on Spengler Road.

-- Anchorage Daily News