Wisconsin angler missing on Kenai River

Aug 29, 2018

Efforts continue to locate a Wisconsin man who went missing when his boat capsized on the Kenai River Monday evening.

The missing man was identified by Alaska State Troopers as 68-year-old Daniel Hass of Algoma, Wisconsin.

Two other men were rescued after their boat overturned near Moose Medows. Troopers ID'd them as 68-year-old Charles Bohman and 64-year-old Lawrence Paul, both also of Algoma.

Multiple calls came in to the Troopers around 7 p.m. Monday night that a boat had overturned and there were three people in the water. Bohman and Paul were clinging to the overturned hull of their vessel and were picked up and transported to shore by a Good Samaritan in a private boat. They were met by Central Emergency Services and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital.

CES and Wildlife Troopers searched for Hass until dark, but to no avail. The search was futile on Tuesday as well.

The Troopers say the boat was reported to have overturned due to striking a rock while drifting sideways down river.

Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.

Troopers report none of the passengers were wearing personal floatation devices.