Local News

Kansas man found dead at Refuge Cove marina

At about 4 p.m. Saturday, Alaska State Troopers and North Tongass EMS responded to Refuge Cove Marina for a report that a man had died.

Daniel Eaton, a 61-year-old man from Kansas, had been found when a co-worker went to check on him after Eaton failed to show up at work.

Eaton was pronounced dead on the scene by EMS personnel. The Alaska State Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and they requested that the body be sent to Anchorage for an autopsy.

With the assistance of the Gram County Sheriff’s Department in Kansas, next of kin has been located and notified. The cause of death is unknown, but no foul play is suspected at this time.

Recent News

Ketchikan voters to decide tobacco, schools taxes

tobacco smoke
Voters throughout the Ketchikan Gateway Borough not only will choose Borough Assembly and School Board members next week, they also will decide two tax issues. more

Lost hunters found safe on Gravina Island

bird
Two Ketchikan men who became lost Saturday afternoon while hunting on Gravina Island were found and safely returned home. more