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Body found along Kuskokwim River identified as man who fell through ice 2 years ago

  • Author: Kyle Hopkins
  • Updated: May 23, 2018
  • Published May 23, 2018

A body found this month on the Kuskokwim River has been identified as a man who disappeared through the ice more than two years ago.

Alaska State Troopers say Tuluksak resident Dillon Lamont, then 26 years old, went missing April 10, 2016, when he was reported to have fallen through the ice at a fishing camp in Tuluksak.

Bethel-based radio station KYUK reported at the time that Lamont was one of three people who fell into the water, with a witness rescuing the two others.

On May 13 of this year, troopers were told that someone had found human remains just north of the Tuntutuliak River on the Kuskokwim, according to a trooper report. The State Medical Examiner Office, using dental records, identified the body this week as that of Lamont. Lamont's family has been notified, troopers wrote.

Tuluksak is a community of 367 people 35 miles northeast of Bethel.

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