Alaska crewman, 28, found unresponsive

A crew member on the fishing vessel Odin was found dead Saturday morning. Wrangell Search and Rescue responded to the scene after the Coast Guard was notified around 5:47 am Saturday.

Charles Richards of Seattle, who went by Rhett, was found unresponsive in his bunk by a crew member. He was 28 years old.

Richards was taken to the Wrangell clinic where he was pronounced dead and was transferred to the state medical examiner’s office in Anchorage for autopsy. The cause of death is not known.

Mark Severson of Petersburg is the owner of the Odin. He says Richards went to college with his son Cameron.

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Jessica Hathaway

Jessica Hathaway is the editor in chief of National Fisherman. She has been covering the fishing industry for 13 years, serves on the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s Communications Committee and is a National Fisheries Conservation Center board member.

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