Juneau Police say one man is dead and a woman is injured after falling over a cliff into Kowee Creek on Douglas Island.
Officers say they heard a woman yell for help just after two o’clock Sunday morning as they were responding to disturbance on Foster Avenue.
They found an 18-year old woman who had fallen off 80-foot cliff into the creek.
Firefighters arrived and transported the woman to the hospital for treatment of her injuries.
The body of a 22-year old man was found nearby. He’s been identified as Evan Marshall Smith.
Juneau Police did not immediately identify the man or the woman pending notification of their relatives.
The investigation into the incident continues.
- Gov. Bill Walker has signed legislation he says will provide more timber for Alaska’s mills. But it probably won’t be that much of an increase.
- The state department of Health and Social Services announced the first known case of the Zika virus in the state July 22, belonging to a patient treated at SEARHC’s Mt. Edgcumbe Hospital in Sitka.
- Bristol Bay is home to the largest sockeye salmon fishery in the world. The 2 billionth salmon was landed sometime, by someone, on July 6, 2016.
- The Alaska Supreme Court overturned the state’s parental notification law for minors who are seeking abortions.