Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Bunkhouse beating reported at Peter Pan cannery

From the Alaska State Troopers:

Location: Port Moller
Type: Assault
The morning of 7/29/09, J. Christopher Burton, age 43, of Tacoma, Wash., a crew member aboard a commercial fishing boat, was severely beaten by another fisherman inside the Peter Pan cannery bunkhouse in Port Moller. Burton's injuries were treated by the PA at the cannery clinic. On 8/1/09 Burton was flown into Anchorage, where he received additional treatment at Alaska Regional Hospital before being released to return to his home in Washington on 8/2/09. The incident is under investigation by AST.

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