Copper River fisherman found dead

A Copper River salmon fisherman has been found dead in the surf near the river’s Delta.

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Alaska State Troopers report that the body of 58 year old Clifford Johns, of Bothell, Washington, was spotted by a U.S Coast Guard helicopter crew after his unoccupied boat was observed driving in circles May 25th.

Troopers says John’s body was recovered and sent to the state medical examiner for autopsy. His vessel was brought to Cordova. No foul play is suspected.

Dan Bross is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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