FAIRBANKS — A search and rescue operation has recovered the body of a 32-year-old Fort Wainwright man who drowned Sunday in Chena Lake.
The man, who troopers are not identifying until after his next of kin have been notified, was swimming toward shore and was within 200 yards of the shore when he began yelling for help, according to an Alaska State Trooper news release. Bystanders jumped into the water to help but did not reach him before he disappeared under the water.
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