2014 Shorecrest graduate dies in Alaska

Friday, July 1, 2016

Spencer Brewer on the job in Alaska
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2014 Shorecrest graduate, Spencer Brewer, 20, died Wednesday in Alaska when he was crushed between two barges as he was trying to unfoul a buoy mooring.

He was working as a tugboat deckhand for Alaska Marine Lines.

According to an article published on the KOLG Bristol Bay Public Radio website, he was working around three large barges, helping to repair a mooring line that was fouled underneath a buoy. He and another deckhand climbed onto the buoy to try to untangle the line. The currents knocked him off the buoy and into the path of the barges, which were being pushed around by the tides.

Brewer’s family has been notified. The Coast Guard and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are investigating the accident.


Sue Ellen July 6, 2016 at 11:38 PM  

Spencer was one of the most finest young men you could meet. This will never make sense. His smile and laugh will forever be in our hearts. May his family always feel the sunshine of Spencer surround them.

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