Sutton man perishes in rafting accident

    Juneau, ALASKA (KINY) - A Matanuska - Susitna Borough resident was killed in a rafting accident Saturday.

    A dispatch from Alaska State Troopers says 63 year old Martin Rinke of Sutton  was part of a four person group in their own inflatable kayak that overturned on the Matanuska River near the Lions Head.

    The man was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Troopers say his body will be sent to the State Medical Examiner's office for examination, although foul play is not suspected.


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