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Troopers investigate man's death in South Fairbanks gravel pit

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Posted: Monday, June 24, 2013 11:23 am | Updated: 12:02 am, Tue Jun 25, 2013.

FAIRBANKS - Alaska State Troopers are investigating a possible drowning in a South Fairbanks gravel pit lake Sunday afternoon.

Troopers responding to a report of a possible drowning at about 3 p.m., where it was reported that the man was wading in gravel pit when he stepped over a drop off into the water, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said. He struggled briefly before submerging, she said. He was not wearing a life preserver.

Troopers are not yet identifying the man’s name, pending the notification of his next of kin.

The Fairbanks Fire Department and divers from Fort Wainwright responded and recovered the man’s body at 4:11 p.m.. He was pronounced dead at 3:37 p.m., Peters said.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter: @FDNMcrime


Troopers have not yet released his name, pending notification of his next of kin.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter, @FDNMcrime

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