Kake on northwest Kupreanof Island (KFSK file photo)

Searchers recovered the body of a 59-year-old Kake man who had fallen from a boat in Frederick Sound Sunday.

The U.S. Coast Guard received a call from the vessel Kalin Ann around 1 p.m. Sunday. The boat was aground in Herring Bay on the southern side of Admiralty Island. According to the Coast Guard, the caller reported waking up and finding the boat aground with his father no longer piloting the vessel.

A Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Sitka and plane from Kodiak launched a search assisted by six Good Samaritan vessels. The body of Willis Cavanaugh of Kake was located in the water by one of the Good Samaritan searchers. The Alaska State Troopers are transporting the body to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.