Body of man found floating off southeast Alaska island
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska fisherman found the body of a man floating off Yakobi Island.
Alaska State Troopers say the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy and attempt to identify the remains.
The Coast Guard on Saturday night took a call from a fishing vessel saying the body was floating about 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) off shore near Cape Cross on the west side of Yakobi Island.
Yakobi Island is off the northwest corner of Chichagof (CHICH-ah-gawf) Island.
Alaska Wildlife Troopers on fisheries patrol recovered the body.
Troopers say the victim was an older white man. They could not make an initial identification.