Wrangell Sentinel -

Hunter recalls night the skiff capsized


October 24, 2019


The cabin sits within the Petersburg Creek-Duncan Salt Chuck Wilderness, overlooking a large expanse of saltwater grass flats and rapids.

PETERSBURG – Mike Payne, a local resident was part of a hunting trip last Friday when a skiff capsized in Duncan Canal around 1 A.M. that resulted in the death of Doug Larson.

Payne said that Larson and Charles King were bringing the rest of their hunting buddies warm pizza when the wind and tide became too strong and pulled the skiff back to shore. Payne couldn't see the duo in the dark, but at one point he heard a yell.

"We called out, but through the wind and tide they couldn't hear us or us hear them," wrote Payne in a statement to the Pilot. "We figured they had headed back to the ca...

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