Three bodies discovered in river

    Tuntutuliak, Alaska (KINY) Alaska Wildlife Troopers said alcohol was involved in three boating deaths discovered on the Kuskokwim River this weekend.

    The deceased were identified as Peter Joseph Jr, 50, Jennifer Joseph 43, and Nettie Evan, 44.  All three lived in Tuntululiak.  The boat was first spotted Saturday night stuck on a sandbar.  The boat was recovered Monday at Eek Island.

    Alaska Wildlife Troopers continue to investigate the circumstances of these deaths.

    There were also some water rescues this weekend. Troopers responded to the report of a couple fishermen stranded on Aleknagik Lake Sunday morning.  The fishermen were caught in a sudden wind storm that caused the boat to take on water.  Dillingham Troopers and Alaska Wildlife troopers were able to rescue the two men.  An Anchorage man, John Andrey, 37, was rescued by troopers after his boat capsized near Aniak.  He was able to hang onto the overturned boat and call for help.  He was located by Troopers and transported to the Aniak Clinic for treatment of hypothermia.  Andrey was not wearing a life jacket.

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