Seward man dies in boating accident
Harold Moore, 69 of Seward, died in a boating accident Monday at 20 Mile River, according to Alaska State Troopers. Moore, along with Nathan Cone, 29, and Ronald Cone, 55, both of Anchorage were traveling upriver in a 16-foot aluminum boat when the propeller got stuck on a log. As the river’s current pushed the boat backward into a log jam, the rear end of the boat filled with water and sank. Ronald Cone and Nathan Cone made it to shore and last saw Moore floating down in the river. Ronald Cone called 911 at 5:08 p.m. and two troopers and a U.S. Forest Service officer responded in a USFS jet boat to a location at 4.5 miles upriver from the Seward Highway. Moore’s body was found by the officers on their way to rescue the two Cone men, neither of whom were injured. Moore was wearing a flotation suit, Ronald Cone had on a personal flotation device (PDF) and Nathan Cone was not wearing a PFD.