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Fisherman’s Body Found in Togiak Bay, Alaska

The body of 56-year-old Steve Luhrs was found Monday July 13th after he fell overboard in Togiak Bay, Alaska. The United States Coast Guard reported that Luhrs and his two daughters were pulling up fishing nets around 9:00 a.m. when all three fell off their 18-foot skiff. The two daughters were able to pull themselves up onto the skiff, however Luhrs was unable to re-board the vessel. Numerous Good Samaritan boats and the United States Coast Guard immediately began a search for Luhrs, however were unsuccessful. Luhrs’ body washed up to a nearby beach later that day. He was not wearing a life jacket.
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