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Man found dead east of Petersburg

A 69-year-old man was found dead outside his remote cabin at Frederick Point on the eastern side of Mitkof Island Tuesday morning.

David Hurrelbrink was scheduled to be picked up by Temsco Helicopters but did not show up when a helicopter arrived for him Tuesday around 10:15. Alaska State Troopers were notified. The helicopter returned to Petersburg and transported local EMTs back out to the site. Those EMTs found the man lying along a trail in the woods between the beach and his cabin.

“It was determined that he was pulseless at the time and they pronounced death at the scene,” said Dave Berg, spokesman for the Petersburg volunteer fire department. “We continued to provide support services through the fire hall by sending out a couple of other fire fighters to be able to retrieve the gentleman and bring him back to town,” he added.

State troopers say no foul play is suspected and next of kin has been notified.

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