Searchers Successfully Locate Overdue Buckland Traveler

image30-05-2014 19.40.59Alaska State Troopers report success in the search for the missing snow-machiner that was reported overdue during the early morning hours of Wednesday.

Troopers, cooperating with the Northwest Arctic Borough Search and Rescue, initiated a search for a 54-year-old Brooklyn resident, Glenn Thomas, at 2:40 AM on Wednesday morning. He had been reported overdue on his trip to Buckland, he had been traveling to that location on the winter trail.

A Hasty Team, dispatched to find Thomas, located him near the trail in an impromptu shelter. His snow-machine, had broken down on his trek to Buckland. When found, Thomas was “exhibiting symptoms of hypothermia,” the troopers reported.

Recognizing the seriousness of Thomas’s condition, the Hasty Team transported him to the nearest shelter cabin, where they cared for him until his condition improved. After preparing Thomas for travel, the Hasty Team delivered him to Buckland. It was reported that Thomas did not require any further medical attention.

In the trooper dispatch, Alaska trooper said that they “would like to thank the search and rescue volunteers for their efforts and the Northwest Arctic Borough for maintaining shelter cabins throughout the region.[xyz-ihs snippet=”Adsense-responsive”]