Man who went to high school in Round Lake Beach dies while working on Alaska fishing boat

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Monday, July 8, 2024 11:37PM
Man with north suburban ties dies while working on Alaska fishing boat
Corwin Wheeler, who went to high school in Round Lake Beach, died while working on a fishing boat in Alaska.

ROUND LAKE BEACH, Ill. (WLS) -- A man who went to high school in north suburban Round Lake Beach has died while working on a fishing boat in Alaska.

Authorities said 21-year-old Corwin Wheeler became tangled in his fishing gear and dragged off the boat into the water in southwest Alaska. It happened on Friday.

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Via email, Wheeler's father shared photos of him with his coworkers.

Wheeler's father says his son loved his job, was proud of what he did and found a lot of amazing friends in Alaska.

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