A Hooper Bay man was sound tangled in a partially deployed fishing net in the Slough down-river from Hooper Bay during the early morning hours of Sunday.
18-year-old Hooper Bay resident,Darin Long was last seen 11:30 PM on Saturday night. Hooper Bay emergency personnel, the Hooper Bay VPSO, and Alaska State troopers were notified an hour and a half later at 1 AM Sunday morning to report that Long had been found tangled in his fishing gear and had drowned.
Upon his discovery, CPR was performed on Long after he was retrieved from the water. Those efforts would continue at super Bay clinic, again without success. Long was pronounced deceased at 3 AM.
According to trooper dispatch, Long was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time that the incident occurred. It is presumed that Long was setting his subsistence gear, and became entangled as the gear was going over.
Family members were present when Long was pronounced deceased.
The trooper investigation found that there was no sign of foul play.
Hooper Bay, with its approximately 1,000 residents, is located 20 miles south of Cape Romanzof in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta.