A fatal accident involving an AlaskaX excursion was confirmed in a July 30 news release.

“It is with a heavy heart that I must share that we had an incident involving the capsizing of a canoe that resulted in the death of one of our guests today” said AlaskaX President Robert Murphy stated in the release. “We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families and to all those impacted by this unfortunate incident.”

Murphy confirmed in the release that the company has been cooperating with the authorities involved, and will be conducting its own thorough investigation to understand what happened, and why.

“The safety of our guests, and our employees, will remain the number one focus of all our operations” Murphy said.

More details may become available after further investigation.