- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - The body of a 41-year-old Atmautluak (at-MOW’-loo-ak) man has been found in river water near the village of Nunapitchuk (noo-NUH’-pit-chook) in southwest Alaska.

KTUU-TV (http://bit.ly/1x6FnBo) reports the body of Andrew Pavilla has been sent to the state medical examiner for an autopsy.

Atmautluak is a village of 300 people 20 miles northwest of Bethel. Nunapitchuk is on the banks of the Johnson River about 22 miles northwest of Bethel

Wood collectors on Tuesday told the Nunapitchuk village public safety officer that they came upon Pavilla’s partially submerged skiff and spotted his body face down in water 20 feet away.

Alaska State Troopers say the skiff may have hit the riverbank at high speed.

Troopers at first light Wednesday responded by helicopter and recovered the body.

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Information from: KTUU-TV, http://www.ktuu.com

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