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Troopers release name of woman who died in Kuskokwim River

September 17, 2018

BETHEL, Alaska (AP) — Authorities in Bethel have identified a woman who died after a boat crash.

Alaska State Troopers on Thursday recovered the body of a woman floating face-down in the Kuskokwim River just south of the village of Napakiak (nah-PAK-ee-ak).

The state medical examiner on Friday positively identified 25-year-old Holly Mayeda as the victim.

She was last seen in a boat with 28-year-old Stacey Hoagland of Akiak (AK-ee-ak).

Hoagland is missing and search efforts continue.

Searchers on Friday located their boat submerged across from the Bethel boat launch.

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