- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 9, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say the boy who died in a weekend rafting accident was from Virginia.

Troopers on Monday identified the boy as 14-year-old Joseph Cantler. His hometown was not immediately available.

The boy and his brother, 30-year-old Seth Cantler of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, at about 7 p.m. Sunday were rafting on Eagle River when their raft capsized.

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson Fire Department personnel rescued the older brother.

Troopers were notified of a search for the boy just before 10 p.m.

The Rescue Coordination Center began an air search and he was found at about 2:15 a.m. Monday in Cook Inlet near the river.

He was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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