The body of a person who was rafting Saturday on the Tsina River near Valdez has been recovered.
Alaska State Troopers say the person was reported missing around 10:45 p.m. Saturday after his raft tipped and he was thrown into the water at a spot near milepost 32 of the Richardson Highway.
Troopers and Valdez Fire Department personnel searched the area and later found the body hung up on a rock in the river. The responders recovered it and sent it to the State Medical Examiner’s office for autopsy.
A trooper dispatch says the agency won’t identify the victim until next-of-kin is notified.