Police investigate submerged body found in Juneau pond

Juneau police are investigating the death of a 55-year-old man who was found Thursday morning partially submerged in a pond.

Police have identified the man as Gary D. Brummitt of Juneau.

There were no signs of foul play.

Brummitt’s body will be sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for an autopsy.

According to a JPD news release, a caller saw the body while walking on the bike path, and walked to Fred Meyer to call police.

Police, medics and Capital City Fire/Rescue were called to the pond located on the eastern side of Mendenhall Loop Road at the intersection with Egan Drive.

A wheelchair was found nearby.

Authorities shut down the bike path in the area. Vehicular traffic is still open.

The investigation is ongoing.

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