Man Dies Kayaking on Mendenhall Lake

Authorities are investigating the death of a Georgetown, Texas, man who died kayaking on Mendenhall Lake in Juneau.

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by Associated Press

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) - Authorities are investigating the death of
a Georgetown, Texas, man who died kayaking on Mendenhall Lake in
Juneau.

Erin Uloth, a spokeswoman for the Tongass National Forest, says
62-year-old Michael Ray Fullerton died after his kayak overturned
late Sunday afternoon.

She says a group of family members from a cruise ship rented
kayaks to take onto the lake, at the foot of Mendenhall Glacier.
She says at some point, Fullerton got tired so the group tied the
kayaks together. She couldn't say how many of the three kayaks
overturned or why.

She says the group flagged down a canoeist for help, and
Fullerton was in the water about 30 minutes. She says he was
wearing a life jacket.

The Forest Service is leading the investigation.

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pat bock said on Wednesday, Jul 18 at 3:08 PM

i watch KJUD on cable channel 8 in juneau. at the end of the program when "credits" are running, the word "preceeding" is misspelled. The correct spelling is "preceding." Thanks. pat bock, juneau, 364-3389

Big Dan said on Tuesday, Jul 17 at 6:36 AM

Too bad the picture is not of mendenhal lake.

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