Man dies in Dillingham drowning

Aug 25, 2014 -- 12:15pm
- ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say the body of a 43-year-old Dillingham man has been recovered after a drowning. Troopers say they are investigating the death of Galacia Hiratsuka, whose body was recovered Saturday near the Ekuk dock south of Dillingham. Troopers were notified Friday night that Hiratsuka had jumped out of a boat. Troopers say Hiratsuka tried to swim to shore, but did not surface. Local searchers looked for Hiratsuka that night but were unable to find him because of the darkness and outgoing tide. His body was recovered the next morning. Troopers say Hiratsuka had not been wearing a flotation device. The body was transported to the state medical examiner's office.

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