The Coast Guard says two more bodies have been recovered after two floatplanes collided in Alaska, bringing the death toll to six.

Coast Guard Lt. Brian Dykens said his agency and the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad found the bodies near the crash site of the smaller plane involved in the collision, a single-engine de Havilland DHC-2 Beaver.

Dykens said a Coast Guard helicopter located the bodies and sent in the Ketchikan volunteers.

The floatplanes carrying cruise ship tourists collided Monday near the southeast Alaska town of Ketchikan and 10 people were rescued.

Late Tuesday, the Alaska Department of Public Safety released details about the six people killed including a Canadian, an Australian and four Americans:

– Elsa Wilk, 37-year-old female, from Richmond, British Columbia, Canada.

– Simon Bodie, 56-year-old male from Tempe, New South Wales, Australia.

– Randy Sullivan, 46-year-old male, pilot, from Ketchikan, Alaska.

– Cassandra Webb, 62-year-old female from Saint Louis, Missouri.

– Ryan Wilk, 39-year-old male, from Utah.

– Louis Botha, 46-year-old female, from San Diego, California.

Authorities say families of the victims have been notified, as have the Canadian and Australian Consulates.

The National Transportation Safety Board continues to investigate the incident.


With files from Associated Press 


Ben O'Hara