Search Continues for Missing Southwest Alaska Snowmachiner

The search for a southwest Alaska man who was reported overdue by his family on Sunday afternoon is continuing.

26-year-old Jazmin James took off on a snowmachine on Saturday from Nunapitchuk bound for Tununak. Residents in  Nightmute were the last to see him when he made a brief stop there before continuing on to Toksook Bay and Tununak. It was reported there that James had been having track problems.

Toksook Bay SAR and Tununak SAR were advised prior to trooper contact and were out searching the area for James.

At 6:22 pm on Sunday searchers located the snowmachine belonging to James near Rocky Point when the tide fell revealing the sunken machine. A search on the sea ice in the surrounding area showed no signs of James and there was no indication that James had walked onto the ice from the area of the machine.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]The snowmachine was recovered and taken to Toksook Bay. James’s next of kin were updated on the search efforts.

The search for James continues.