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Wasilla teenager dies when canoe capsizes in Palmer lake

May 25, 2018

PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A Wasilla teenager died after his canoe flipped in a lake outside Palmer.

Alaska State Troopers say the body of 19-year-old Bryce Adams was recovered shortly before 6:30 a.m. Friday.

Troopers just before 2 a.m. took a call that a man was screaming for help on an island in Finger Lake.

Responding troopers learned a canoe carrying two people had capsized.

One boater swam to the island and the second disappeared.

Emergency responders launched an unsuccessful search.

Troopers say neither boater wore a life jacket and alcohol may have been a factor in the capsizing.

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