Anchorage man drowns in Wasilla

Posted: Friday, August 06, 2010

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man who was swimming with friends in a Wasilla lake early Wednesday struggled and drowned before they could help him.

Alaska State Troopers say the body of 25-year-old Melvin Watkins was recovered after 5 a.m. by divers in the unnamed lake near Lake Beth.

KTUU reports troopers do not suspect a crime in the death.

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