A Kipnuk man has died from a fire on a fishing boat docked in Egegik. Troopers report that responders found the body believed to be 56 year old Harberg Paul very early Thursday morning. Beth Ipsen is a spokesperson for the troopers:
"At 3:15 a.m., some other fisherman saw smoke coming out of the vessel, at 3:30 a.m. they saw flames coming out of the boat. Some first responders, including people from other boats and the cannery managed to pull Joe Paul and Paul Paul out of the boat , but unfortunately there was another brother that perished in the fire," said Ibsen.
Fishermen across Bristol Bay are anxiously waiting for more sockeye. In the Egegik District the Alaska Department of Fish and Game gave the fleets some fishing time on Monday and the catch was around 100-thousand fish. The also got some fishing time on Tuesday. KDLG’s Mike Mason has the details.