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Alaska State Troopers say man dies after being swept down Little Susitna River


ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Alaska State Troopers say a 74-year-old Anchorage man has died after being swept down the Little Susitna River.

Yong Soo Kim was pronounced dead at 12:35 a.m. Friday at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.

Troopers went to a Palmer address shortly after 10:30 p.m. Thursday in response to a report of a missing person.

Troopers say Kim tried to cross the river with a friend after getting lost in the Hatcher Pass area, but fell in and was swept downriver.

Rescuers arrived at about 10:36 p.m. and quickly found Kim, who was unresponsive. Responders tried to resuscitate Kim, who was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Troopers say the body has been taken to the state medical examiner's office.

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