Man dies in boating crash

Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010

WHITE MOUNTAIN - A 60-year-old White Mountain man died when his river boat collided with a boat going the opposite direction on the Fish River.

Alaska State Troopers say Ernest Oksoktaruk was killed Wednesday.

Troopers say the two boats crashed in a narrow bend of the river. No other injuries were reported.

White Mountain is on the west bank of the Fish River. The community of about 200 is 63 miles east of Nome.

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