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 […]

Anchorage Man in Dinghy Arrested in Russia After Drifting Across Bering Sea

Anchorage Man in Dinghy Arrested in Russia After Drifting Across Bering Sea

An exhausted 72-year-old Anchorage man was arrested upon his arrival near the Russian community of Lavrentiya recently after floating across the Bering Sea to make landfall there. Russian media reported that 72-year-old John Martin of Anchorage was discovered on Russia’s eastern coast in the Chukotka region on Wednesday by border guards. When contacted by authorities in […]

Bear Hunting Trio Plucked from Southeast of Nikolai in Inclement Weather

Bear Hunting Trio Plucked from Southeast of Nikolai in Inclement Weather

Alaska State Troopers received an SOS notification from a Garmin InReach Device requesting emergency assistance for 2 hunters and their guide to the Alaska Range southeast of Nikolai on Tuesday morning citing extreme weather. According to the report, the trio had been weathered in above the tree line for three days in inclement weather, with winds in excess […]