ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage woman’s body was recovered from Prince William Sound by the U.S. Coast Guard after the sinking of a boat Monday afternoon.
According to Coast Guard spokesperson Petty Officer 3rd Class Jonathan Klingenberg, watchstanders were informed between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Monday that five people, including Cathaleen M. Powell and members of her family, were in the water off Crafton Island after their 32-foot boat struck a rock and sank.
A good Samaritan vessel responded to the scene and recovered a man and three children, but wasn't immediately able to find Powell. Civilian divers in the area located her beneath the surface, brought her up and performed CPR until she was pronounced dead.
The Coast Guard subsequently recovered the four survivors as well as Powell's body.
A Monday Alaska State Troopers dispatch says Powell’s body is being sent to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for an autopsy.
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