What happened to John Patrick Bunce on bearing sea gold? ?

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I really live the show and at the end it showed his picture and said in memore of John Patrick bunce 1985-2012. All I found outbid he died in anchorage on September 1, 2012 ...show more
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  • Mike answered 2 years ago
John was a great friend of mine. I met him here in Nome 4 years ago and he worked for me at Alaska Gold's Rock Creek Mine. Last Friday night, I met him at the bar and we had a few drinks, catching up. He asked me if I was watching the show and I know but promised I would. We parted ways about 11:30 PM. Around 3:30 or 4:00 AM on Saturday morning, he died of a fatal gunshot wound to the head. He was a great guy and had so much going for him. He will truly be missed.


I live and work in Nome.

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  • Lorie answered 2 years ago
    Police Investigates Man's Death:
    In the morning hours of Sept. 1, Nome police officers responded to a
    report of an unexpected death on the east end of First Avenue.
    NPD confirmed the death of John Bunce, 26 of Nome, but declined to
    comment on the manner or cause of death.
    NPD said the death is under investigation.
    Bunce’s remains were sent to the State Medical Examiner for an autopsy.
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  • jason answered 6 months ago
    Always enjoyed the show and shocked to hear of this sad news. Condolences to his family and friends.
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  • Nicholas answered 2 years ago
    Thanks for sharing that info, a lot of folks were wondering about it. I noticed some footage of him earlier in the episode. A tragedy for sure. As a geologist I am fascinated by the show, plus we know some folks in Nome who run a business there.
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  • Robert answered 2 years ago
    Accorying to the Nome Alaska newspaper the nugget
    On 9-1-12, NPD responded to a reported death
    at a residence on First Avenue. Investigation confirmed
    the death of John Bunce, age 26 of Nome.
    Investigation into the death continues. Bunceʼs remains
    were transported to the State Medical Examiner
    ʼs Office for autopsy. Next of kin were

    Other info that he died from an accidental gunshot wound?


    Nome Nugget newspaper 9/1/2012
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  • Joanne answered 2 years ago
    I saw this posted elsewhere: From his aunt’s Facebook page:
    “Please pray for my family….we lost our nephew at age 25 from an accidental gunshot Frinday night…he was like a son, he lived in Nome, Alaska and was part ownership of the dredge “The Clark” on Bering Sea Gold..His name is John Bunce. “


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  • Bridget answered 4 months ago
    people cant handle remote areas. from city to country.
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  • candlewoodnana answered 2 years ago
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