Boat with 6 on board sinks at Kenai Lake

Posted: Thursday, July 08, 2010

COOPER LANDING - Alaska State Troopers say a 14-foot boat carrying six people sank in Kenai Lake but all six made it to shore.

The boat riders, all in their 20s, on Monday afternoon were in the small boat loaded with camping gear on the lake that forms the headwaters of the Kenai River at Cooper Landing.

Troopers took an emergency call at 1:24 p.m.

Investigators say the boat sank in heavy swells. The six had lifejackets available but were not wearing them.

All in the party were from Anchorage except one woman from Colorado.

Troopers, Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Cooper Landing medics retrieved the boaters.

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