Richard Maciel, 09/05/08

No foul play suspected in 51-year-old's death

Anchorage Daily News, September 8th, 2008

PORT ALEXANDER -- The death of a man whose body washed up near docks on the southern tip of Baranof Island on Friday afternoon does not appear to be suspicious, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Richard Maciel, 51, died unexpectedly after reporting chest pains and being advised to get a checkup at a local hospital, troopers said.

He took a skiff on his commute into town, and apparently fell into the water while aboard, troopers said. He was pronounced dead at Mount Edgecumbe hospital in Sitka after attempts to revive him were unsuccessful.

No foul play is suspected, troopers said.