Robert Earl Lehnhart 08-17-09

Man dies after boat capsizes near Juneau

The Associated Press, Published: August 18th, 2009

JUNEAU -- A 76-year-old California man on board a boat that flipped outside Juneau has died.

Robert Earl Lehnhart of Lake Forest was one of seven people thrown into the water Monday when the 22-foot boat with a canvas top capsized outside of Tee Harbor.

Lehnhart was with family headed back to Juneau after vacationing in the St. James Bay area.

State Trooper Sgt. Matt Dobson says waves came over the bow and spun the boat so it took on broadsides, which led to the capsizing. Lehnhart was trapped underneath.