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Police release more information on boat capsize survivor's death

Posted: January 21, 2013 - 1:07am

Police on Friday said they have finished investigating the death of a Juneau man who had survived a boat capsize and then later died at a Juneau residence.

Lt. David Campbell, a spokesman for the Juneau Police Department, said the JPD received a report from the State Medical Examiner Office on Monday.

The report listed the manner of death as accidental, and the cause of death was listed as “multi-drug intoxication,” Campbell said.

Campbell said he believed in layman’s terms that meant an accidental drug overdose. He did not say what drugs were involved except alcohol.

Police said earlier that Jim Brown Jr., 26, was found unconscious and not breathing in a residence in the 8000 block of North Douglas Highway on Dec. 2.

Only several days before, on Nov. 23, Brown had survived a boat capsize near Tenakee Springs that had drowned his two friends.

• Contact reporter Emily Russo Miller at 523-2263 or at emily.miller@juneauempire.com.

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