2 die as canoe overturns on Kenai Peninsula

Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Alaska state troopers say two men fishing for trout have died after their canoe overturned in Johnson Lake on the Kenai Peninsula.

Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen said Saturday neither wore a life jacket. She said one couldn't swim and went under immediately, and the other followed within moments.

Their identities were withheld until the families could be notified. The bodies were recovered.

The Anchorage Daily News said the deaths were reported Saturday afternoon near the Johnson Lake campgrounds south of Kasilof off the Sterling Highway.

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