Cars pass over the Warren Ames Bridge over the Kenai River on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

Cars pass over the Warren Ames Bridge over the Kenai River on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion, file)

1 still missing after boat overturns in Kenai River

Troopers are still looking for a man who went missing in the Kenai River on Monday when a boat overturned.

First responders received reports from multiple people of a boat overturning around 6:59 p.m. Monday on the Kenai River near the Moose Meadows, with multiple people in the water, according to an online Alaska State Troopers dispatch. Two people were seen hanging onto an overturned boat while a third floated downriver, according to the dispatch. The two were rescued by a private individual.

“A good Samaritan in the area observed what was occurring and responded in a private boat, rescuing the two males from the overturned boat and transporting them to the shore where they were met by Central Emergency Services and transported to Central Peninsula Hospital,” the dispatch states.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers and Central Emergency Services personnel looked for the third man until the lack of light stopped them Monday, according to the dispatch. They planned to resume Tuesday.

The Moose Meadows area of the river presents some fast water with submerged rocks that can make navigating the river tricky. The boat reportedly overturned when it hit a rock while floating sideways down the river. All three men were reportedly wearing lifejackets, according to the dispatch.

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