- Associated Press - Friday, July 15, 2016

TALKEETNA, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a 44-year-old Wasilla man died in an apparent rafting accident in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough.

The body of Lawrence Christopherson was found Thursday afternoon in Montana Creek.

Troopers recovered the body after responding at about 1:45 p.m. to a report of a raft overturned in the popular fishing creek.

The raft had become hung up on a log jam.

The state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Christopherson’s next of kin was notified.

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