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Body of man found floating off southeast Alaska island

August 21, 2018

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.

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