Crew member on F/V Odin dies of unknown causes

Rhett-RichardsA 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. “That’s how he came to get on the boat,” Severson said. “I needed a guy, and he filled in. He was a great hard worker and a happy go-lucky kid.” Severson says his son Cameron recently took over operating the boat. Read the rest here 18:52: