State Troopers Identify Deceased King Cove Fisherman

Saturday, May 04 2013

A fisherman who died after ending up in the water on Friday has been identified by the State Troopers as 46-year-old Marvin Love Jr, of King Cove. Trooper spokesperson Beth Ipsen says Love was first reported missing around 6 am Friday.

“We got a report saying that there’s actually two people on this fishing vessel, Taurus, and the one crew member woke up and couldn’t find his skipper, and reported him missing.”

The Coast Guard launched two aircraft, and local vessels joined the search efforts as well. Ipsen says the Good Samaritan vessel Amanda Dawn found Love’s body around noon near the abandoned village of Belkofski, approximately a mile from where the F/V Taurus had been moored.

As is standard policy, the State Troopers have opened an investigation into the incident, Ipsen says.

“Marvin [Love’s] body is going to be flown to the state medical examiners office for an autopsy to determine how exactly did he die. We don’t know how he got into the water. It’s all up in the air.”

The F/V Taurus is homeported in King Cove.

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