Fairbanks Fire Department responded to the banks of the Chena River near First Avenue and Cushman street, after a body had been discovered in the river. Upon arrival, Fire Department personnel contacted three local residents who reported they had located the individual who was seen falling into the river on Saturday, April 9th.
Fairbanks Police arrived on scene and the body was removed from the river. The victim was tentatively identified from photo identification found on his person as Roy Michael Anthony Omiak, age 26, of Fairbanks. The victim has been sent to the State Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy and positive identification. His next of kin has been notified.