Teen dies after raft overturns in Anchorage’s Eagle River

A 14-year-old boy died Sunday in a rafting accident on Eagle River in Anchorage.

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Alaska State Troopers say a raft carrying the boy and his 30-year-old brother capsized in the river at about 7 p.m.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Fire Department personnel rescued the older brother. He was transported to a hospital and released.

Troopers were notified of the search just before 10 p.m.

The Rescue Coordination Center began an air search for the boy and he was found at about 2:15 a.m. in Cook Inlet near the river..

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

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