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Santa Clara Man Found Dead In Aleutian Islands

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AKUTAN, Alaska (CBS/AP) — A 31-year-old California man died after he was found on an Aleutian Islands beach.

Alaska state troopers say Simon Gatpan of Santa Clara was found “unresponsive” Saturday morning near the Trident Seafoods fish cannery on Akutan (AK’-oo-tan).

He was taken to the Akutan clinic, where he was pronounced dead.

Gatpan’s body will be transported to the state medical examiner’s office for an autopsy.

Akutan is community of about 1,100 located 35 miles east of Dutch Harbor and 766 miles southwest of Anchorage.

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