ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities have confirmed a body found on a Kenai River beach last week was that of a missing boater from Colorado.
The Peninsula Clarion reports the state medical examiner confirmed the man’s identity as Phillip Keltner. The Kenai newspaper reported he lived in Sterling during the summers and in Colorado during the winters.READ MORE: Rep. Jason Crow Wants Bill That Would Let Victims Sue Gun Manufacturers And Dealers For Illegal Use Of Firearms
The 63-year-old Keltner has been missing since he and three others were ejected from a boat in the Kenai River near Soldotna Aug. 4. None was wearing a life jacket. The other three swam to shore, but Keltner was last seen floating downriver.READ MORE: GadellNet Consulting Services Bringing 55+ Jobs To Denver
The body was released to Keltner’s relatives.
The 82-mile glacier-fed Kenai River is Alaska’s most heavily fished river. It’s located on the Kenai Peninsula south of Anchorage.MORE NEWS: Denver Mayor Michael Hancock Joins Other Mayors Asking Biden To Be Included In Climate Migration Study
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