UPDATE: Both Missing Snow-Machiners Recovered from Big Lake

UPDATE: Both Missing Snow-Machiners Recovered from Big Lake

UPDATE: The remains of Vanton Pettigen were recovered on Saturday mid-day approximately 25 yards from where his wife’s remains were recovered on Friday. ORIGINAL: Alaska State Troopers report that the search for the missing Anchorage couple that disappeared on Friday and have been the focus of SAR efforts by various agencies have found and recovered one of […]

Search Efforts for Nome Man Overboard Ultimately Unsuccessful

Search Efforts for Nome Man Overboard Ultimately Unsuccessful

Recovery efforts for a man lost overboard near Nome on Friday were unsuccessful as of Monday AST reports. A report of a man overboard was received by Nome-based Alaska State Troopers at approximately 8:49 am. 56-year-old Anthony Shelp was out on a fishing vessel with family members when he fell overboard.  Shelp’s family members attempted […]

Lost Anchorage Man Rescued from Baldy Mountain

Lost Anchorage Man Rescued from Baldy Mountain

Alaska State Troopers are urging hikers and explorers that venture out into the backcountry to be adequately prepared with survival gear, food and water, and to be aware of the weather conditions before setting out after a search and rescue incident on Monday. Troopers received a call reporting that the caller’s son was lost in […]

Arctic Slope Search and Rescue Pluck Australian after he Fell through the Ice

Arctic Slope Search and Rescue Pluck Australian after he Fell through the  Ice

AST reports that they received notification and a request for assistance from Global Rescue at 11:39 am on Wednesday. GR reported that they had received a call that a man had fallen through the ice northeast of Arctic Village and was requesting help. The representative from Global Rescue reported that 56-year-old Australian resident, Alexander Lock had contacted […]

Skagway Fire Department Pulls Alaska Power and Telephone Vessel off the Rocks

Skagway Fire Department Pulls Alaska Power and Telephone Vessel off the Rocks

The Skagway Fire Department successfully rescued an Alaska Power and Telephone vessel that was south of Skagway on Monday afternoon after it had run aground, the troopers reported on Tuesday. According to the report issued today, the Skagway Fire Department notified troopers that a 26-foot aluminum  AP&T vessel was on the rocks six miles south […]

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