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Alaska State Troopers report fatal boat accident in Napakiak

Elyssa Loughlin

Editor's note: This story was updated. An earlier version stated that the victim was from Napakiak.

A Tuntutuliak woman has died after a boat she was on sank.

Alaska State Troopers said that they got a report at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 8, that two people on a boat coming from Napakiak were overdue.

According to the report, a search was launched and a Tuntutuliak Village Police Officer found the boat submerged upriver. Marcella Jimmie, 44, was found dead and a man was found on the riverbank wet and hypothermic.

Troopers said that they’ve notified the next of kin and are still investigating.

Francisco Martínezcuello was the KYUK News Reporting Fellow from November 2022 through January 2024. He is a graduate of UC Berkeley School of Journalism. He is also a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.