James Monroe Suffers Fatal Fall While Hunting in Halibut Bay
September 11, 2011
From Alaska Native News
KODIAK ISLAND-At approximately 10 pm on Saturday night, the United
States Coast Guard Station in Kodiak responded to a call reporting an
injured hunter at Halibut Bay on the west side of Kodiak Island.
James Monroe, 21 years of age, from the city of Kodiak, had fallen
off of a cliff while on a hunting trip in the remote bay. The Coast
Guard arrived on the scene, retrieved Monroe and transported him to
Kodiak to the Kodiak Providence Medical Center where he was pronounced
The investigation surrounding the accident is continuing and the next
of kin has been notified.
Halibut Bay is roughly 16 miles from Karluk, the nearest community on
the west side of Kodiak. The area is not accessible by road.
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