Skip to main Content
Rural Alaska

Body of unidentified man pulled from Kuskokwim River near Bethel

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 21
  • Published May 21

Search-and-rescuers in Bethel recovered a man’s body from the Kuskokwim River on Tuesday afternoon, according to a statement from the Bethel Police Department.

Bethel Search and Rescue volunteers were looking for Paul Kaganak, who they believe fell into the Kuskokwim River early Saturday morning, when they discovered the remains near Crowley Fuels on Standard Oil Road, police Lt. Amy Davis said in an email.

Police don’t believe the body is Kaganak’s, according to the release.

The remains will be sent to the state Medical Examiner, who will determine a cause of death and identity, police said.

Local news matters.

Support independent, local journalism in Alaska.