Benjamin Troy George
Alakanuk teen’s body recovered
On August 24, at 8:30, State Troopers in St. Mary's
were notified that the body of Benjamin Troy George, 17, of Alakanuk,
had been recovered several miles down river from where George was last
A search and rescue effort began on Aug. 7 after it was reported
that George had dove into the Yukon River to help a juvenile female who
had fallen out of the boat, but never resurfaced.
The body was sent to
the State Medical Examiners Office in Anchorage, AK. Alcohol was involved.