20-Year-Old Drowns In Old Harbor


Casey Kelly/KMXT

A 20-year-old man is dead after drowning in Old Harbor this weekend. Joshua Ignatin reportedly fell off the city dock in Old Harbor at about 6:30 Saturday morning.

Two Coast Guard helicopters from Air Station Kodiak and an Alaska State Trooper dive team joined the Old Harbor village public safety officer, three local boats, and numerous volunteers in the search. The diver found Ignatin’s body underwater near the city dock shortly before noon on Saturday.

Troopers’ Spokeswoman Megan Peters says an officer is in Old Harbor investigating the circumstances surrounding his death.

(Drowning 1 :14s “…at figuring out those details.”)

Peters says she should know more tomorrow (today), although part of the investigation will include a routine autopsy and toxicology screen, which could take several weeks to months to complete.

(Drowning 2 :09s “…on what actually happened.”)

Ignatin’s older brother, John, drowned in the same location a few years ago when he fell off the dock after consuming alcohol.


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