From the Alaska State Troopers:
Type: Unexpected death
On 6/4/12 at approximately 0645 hours, the U.S. Coast Guard reported that the F/V Northern Mariner had an unexpected death occur aboard the vessel between midnight and 0530 hours. The deceased was reported as Sean M. Johnson, a 34-year-old resident of Cordova, who was a crewmember aboard the vessel. A death aboard a fishing vessel is considered a "serious marine incident" by the USCG, which is investigating the incident. The vessel is currently in transit to Cordova and expected late this
evening where the state will take possession of the remains. The state medical examiner has requested the body for an autopsy. Next of kin notification is complete.
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