Whaling captain, crewman die in capsize off Utqiagvik

click here for the full story!

Two men died Sunday during a whaling excursion near Alaska’s northernmost city Sunday, with few details immediately available on what happened.

According to the Arctic Sounder newspaper, a whaling captain and a crew member were killed during the capsize near Utqiagvik, formerly known as Barrow. They were in a boat which was on a tow line, and towing a whale to shore in turn, when their craft flipped in rough water.


Whaling captain, crewman die in capsize off Utqiagvik

Whaling captain, crewman die in capsize off Utqiagvik

Sponsored Content

Sponsored Content

650 KENI · Alaska's News Talk Radio
Listen Now on iHeartRadio