Kuskokwim River remains ID’d as 2016 drowning victim
A Tuluksak man who drowned in the Kuskokwim River more than two years ago is the person whose remains were recovered earlier this month near Tuntutuliak, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Dental records examined by the state medical examiner’s office confirmed that the remains found May 13 in the Kuskokwim, just north of the Tuntutuliak River, are those of 28-year-old Dillon Lamont.
“Lamont went missing on [April 10, 2016] when he was reported to have fallen through the ice at a fishing camp in Tuluksak,” troopers wrote in a Wednesday dispatch.
Bethel public radio station KYUK reported at the time that efforts to recover Lamont ended days later, due to deteriorating ice conditions along the Kuskokwim which made it too unsafe for troopers to search.
Lamont’s next of kin have been notified, troopers said.
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