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Man Dragged Through Channel After Boats Collide
Juneau police say a good Samaritan vessel stopped an unattended skiff that was pulling a man through the waters of Gastineau Channel.
JUNEAU- Juneau police say a good Samaritan vessel stopped an unattended skiff that was pulling a man through the waters of Gastineau Channel.
Police in a Tuesday statement say the man was unresponsive and had sustained severe facial injuries. He was taken to a Juneau hospital after the Friday night incident.
Investigating officers discovered the 47-year-old man, who hasn't been named, was operating the 14-foot skiff and had struck a 24-foot fiberglass boat.
Police say the skiff operator sustained severe injuries and fell overboard.
Police continue to investigate but say alcohol appears to be a factor. Police served a search warrant at the hospital to obtain blood from the skiff operator, and the skiff was impounded.
There were no injuries reported from the other boat involved in the collision.
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