KTVA Alaska State Troopers have released the name of the youth
killed Saturday in a hunting accident near Quinhagak (QUINN'-uh-hawk).
He was ten-year-old Carl Abalama.
Troopers say the boy was duck hunting with his uncle, 40-year-old
Bob Cleveland, and his cousin, 16-year-old Richard Cleveland, when the
Troopers say birds took flight and Carl stood up to shoot. As he
did so, he passed in front of Richard Cleveland just as the teen was
Carl Abalama was shot in the back of the head. His uncle and cousin
placed him in a sled behind a snowmobile and rushed him to the
Quinhagak clinic, where he was pronounced dead.
Troopers say NO charges are expected in the death. Quinhagak is 71
miles southwest of Bethel.
Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material
whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe
that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes
a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section
107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted
material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must
obtain permission from the copyright owner.