Steven J. Toepke
Candace D. Grant
Two canoeists die on river near Hyder
Two people drowned after their
canoe capsized in Southeast Alaska, the Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.
Steven J. Toepke, 27, of Hyder and Candace D. Grant, 23, of Canada capsized
their canoe in Salmon River near Hyder sometime early Friday, troopers said. The
Royal Canadian Mounted Police in British Columbia launched a search Friday when
the two were reported missing. A Canadian Coast Guard helicopter spotted the
bodies in Portland Canal. The Canadian police notified troopers Friday evening.