The search for a missing hunter, 35-year-old Kevin Knoll of Andchorage, is ongoing in the Eureka area, troopers reveal.
Knoll was reported as lost at 1:08 pm on Wednesday afternoon by an acquaintance. Knoll had contacted the person who reported the situation, and had informed them that he had left his ATV side-by-side and “had walked, what he believed to be approximately 15-20 miles, to the south.” A friend of Knoll’s was able to provide a possible location, “somewhere in the area of Horse Pasture Pass, approximately 20-30 miles northwesterly of the Eureka Lodge.”
At 7:20 pm on Wednesday, the Rescue Coordination Center launched air assets in an attempt to locate Knoll. They searched until 10 pm on Wednesday night, before concluding for the night.
At 10:58 am Thursday morning, AST’s Helo-4, Glennallen-based troopers, and two Wildlife Troopers arrived on scene and also took up the search. They were joined by a group of Knoll’s family and friends.
Troopers reported that as of 4 pm Thursday, Knoll’s whereabouts are still unknown.