Charter Operators Rescue Man on Copper River

Alaska State Troopers say a personal flotation device likely saved the life of a kayaker who flipped in the Copper River.

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by Associated Press

ANCHORAGE- Alaska State Troopers say a personal flotation device likely saved the life of a kayaker who flipped in the Copper River.

Troopers say 57-year-old David Bruss of Tonsina was kayaking Wednesday and was turned over in the boat downstream from O'Brien Creek.
Troopers called charter boat operators, who ferry people fishing for salmon with dipnets up and down the river, to assist the man.
Charter boat operators found Bruss three miles downstream from O'Brien Creek.
Bruss was treated by Chitina emergency medical service personnel at the river.
The Copper River is dangerous because of its turbulence, cold temperature and silt.

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