Seward Woman Working On Hunting Outfitter Boat Off Kodiak Dies Tragically

Sad story from Alaska’s News Source about a Seward woman who was working on a boat owned by a local hunting outfitter and was found dead just off Kodiak. Here are some details from the station:

Alaska State Troopers reported that 33-year-old Rubye Blake was found by members of a hunting outfitter boat in Uganik Bay. Authorities say Blake was a crewmember of the 40-foot-long fishing boat F/V Enchantress, which was anchored offshore in a remote area of the bay.

Authorities said the report came in around 10:45 p.m. on Friday when crew members “returned to the vessel later in the day.” Troopers said Blake’s body was discovered about 100 yards from the boat, near the beach.

Kodiak troopers arrived to investigate the scene and determined that no foul play was currently suspected, as Blake was the only adult on the boat at the time of her death.

Here’s the Alaska State Troopers dispatch:


Location: Kodiak

Type: Death Investigation 

Dispatch Text:

On May 5, 2023, at 10:45 pm, Alaska State Troopers received a report of a death in Uganik Bay on Kodiak Island stating one of the crew for the hunting outfitter based off a boat had been located deceased. It was reported that Rubye Blake, age 33 from Seward, was located deceased in the water approximately 100 yards from the vessel near the beach when they returned to the vessel later in the day.

Troopers from Kodiak responded to Uganik Bay to conduct the on-scene investigation and recover the deceased. The body was transported to the State Medical Examiner’s Office in Anchorage for examination. Foul play is not suspected at this time. Blake was the only adult on the boat at the time of her death. Next of kin has been notified.

Condolences to Rubye’s loved ones.