Body of missing canoeist found in Alaska

The Alaska Medical Examiners’ office has confirmed the body of a missing canoeist from Dawson has been found.

The Alaska Medical Examiners’ office has confirmed the body of a missing canoeist from Dawson has been found.

The body was discovered on June 30, on a sand bar in the Yukon River, near Eagle, Alaska.

Yesterday, The Alaska Medical Examiners’ office confirmed that the deceased was 25-year-old Tyson Foxcroft.

Foxcroft had been on a canoe trip with 13 friends when he was separated from the group.

He was last seen on May 17, approximately 19 kilometres downstream from Dawson City.

He was paddling alone.

RCMP and volunteers conducted an extensive search of the area, recovering some of Foxcroft’s belongings.

His canoe was found on the shore along with the two dogs that had been riding with him.

His lifejacket was later found farther down the river. (Chris Oke)

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