Young Hiker in Girdwood Dead from Bear Mauling

Young Hiker in Girdwood Dead from Bear Mauling

Alaska State Troopers say the investigation into a bear mauling that led to the death of a juvenile near Girdwood is continuing. AST received the report of the bear mauling that occurred on the Bird Ridge Trail at 1:19 pm on Sunday and Alaska State Troopers, a U.S. Forest Service Agent, Alaska State Park Ranger, Anchorage […]

UPDATED: Search for Chena Hot Springs Hiker End Successfully

UPDATED: Search for Chena Hot Springs Hiker End Successfully

Update: The search for Balko, the missing hiker came to a successful conclusion at 6:28 pm, Monday, when aerial searchers spotted a makeshift flag. After re-fueling, the AST helicopter returned to the scene, retrieved Balko and transported him to the Chena Hot Springs Resort.  Original Story: “WSAR, AST with an ASTAR helicopter, and University of Alaska […]

Active Search for Missing Nome Hiker Suspended

Active Search for Missing Nome Hiker Suspended

The intense search for 36-year-old Joseph Baalderas, who was reported missing on June 27th, has been suspended pending further leads, the trooper dispatch announced this week. Despite their best efforts, the US Coast Guard, Nome Search and Rescue, National Park Service, City of Nome, Civil Air Patrol, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Mat SAR, Fairbanks Paws have […]

Search Initiated for Missing Nome Man

Search Initiated for Missing Nome Man

After receiving a missing person report at 9:30 AM, Nome-based Alaska State troopers initiated a search for a Nome man who did not arrive at work as scheduled this morning. 36-year-old Joseph Balderas of Nome, is believed to have been out hiking and Mountain running on Sunday and did not return back to Nome as planned. […]

Remains of Hiker Missing Since November Found on Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain

Remains of Hiker Missing Since November Found on Ketchikan’s Deer Mountain

On Sunday, the Ketchikan Volunteer Rescue Squad notified Alaska State troopers in Ketchikan that while conducting training exercises on Deer Mountain, they discovered the remains of 22-year-old Justin Nathan, a hiker who had gone missing and was last seen on November 11, 2015 as he was descending the mountain. Nathan had been hiking with a […]