A Chesterton resident and his father have died in a rafting accident on the
Alsek River in the Kluane National Park in the Canadian Yukon, the Royal
Canadian Mounted Police said.
The RCMP identified the victims as Jeremiah Leffel, 34, of Chesterton, and
Joseph Leffel, 59, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, and said that they died after being
ejected from their raft on Wednesday.
The Leffels were part of a rafting group which was registered with the Kluane
National Park Services and consisted of five American tourists, the RCMP
The bodies were recovered on Friday and the survivors evacuated, the RCMP
Parks Canada and the Yukon Coroners Service are investigating the accident.