ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska authorities have confirmed a body found on a Kenai River beach last week was that of a missing boater from Colorado.
According to the Peninsula Clarion, the state medical examiner has confirmed the body as Phillip Keltner. The Clarion reported that he lived in Sterling during the summers and in Colorado for winters.
The 63-year-old Kelter had been missing since August 4th, after he and three others were ejected from a boat in the Kenai River near Soldotna. No one had been wearing a life jacket. The other three swam safely to shore, but Keltner was lost downriver.
The body has since been released to Keltner's family.