Troopers: Colorado man missing days after being ejected from ‘out of control boat’ on Kenai River


A Colorado man is dodging after being ejected from an “out of control boat” on the Kenai River Friday, the Alaska Formal Troopers said.

Troopers received a report at 9:07 p.m. Friday that four people were quit from a boat that had apparently malfunctioned on the river near Centennial Parkland in Soldotna, troopers wrote in an online dispatch Sunday.

It’s not clear whether the speedboat collided with something or how the people were ejected. No one in the boat was harm a life jacket, according to troopers.

Three of the people in the boat correct it to shore but a fourth, identified as Philip Keltner, 63, of Colorado, was “end seen floating down river and had reportedly gone under still water.”

Alaska State Troopers, Alaska State Parks rangers, Soldotna regulate and Central Emergency Services searched the area by boat and on foot, check into the shoreline, troopers said.

“All search units were unable to chance Keltner and the search was suspended,” the dispatch said.

Personnel from Alaska Splendour Parks continue to search the area, the dispatch said.

Troopers are enquiring why the boat malfunctioned.

This is a developing story. Check back for components.

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