Pelican man dies in ATV accident
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SITKA, ALASKA The ATV struck the poontoon of an awaiting float plane and tumbled into the water, where it sank. A local diver recovered Clausen 20 minutes later, according to a report from Alaska State Troopers.
Alcohol was not a factor. State Troopers from the Juneau office responded to the incident.
Clauson was a well known commercial troller in southeast Alaska. He built the fishing vessel “Lightly”.
He was traveling to Sitka to visit family for the holidays.
Sitka JazzFest! director Mike Kernin says this year's festival will feature Grammy-winning violinist Mads Toling,
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