73-year-old man collapses and dies in downtown Juneau

Seward & Second streets, March 3, 2016
Emergency responders tried to revive a man who collapsed at Seward and Second streets on March 3, 2016.
(Photo by Mary Uyanik)

Juneau Police have identified the man who collapsed and died in downtown Juneau on Thursday evening as 73-year-old Joseph McDonagh Burke.

Family members have been contacted about his death. The body will be flown to Anchorage for a possible autopsy.

Witnesses reported the man collapsed or lying down in the bushes outside the Subway sandwich shop at the corner of Seward and Second streets about 7  p.m. Thursday. He seemed to be slightly responsive when a few bystanders checked on him before first responders arrived on the scene.

Emergency responders spent about 30 minutes trying to revive him.

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