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