Alaska State Trooper Public Information Officer Megan Peters says a fight broke out between two inmates, but no major injuries were reported.
Late Monday night, Derek Sipary, Noel Tinker, and Thaddeus Riley were on a moose hunting trip when their boat struck a submerged log, causing them to be thrown from the boat. Riley was pulled under the water by the current and did not resurface.
“It probably wasn’t very comfortable for him, and he grew tired of that lifestyle and gave up,” speculated Sgt. Timothy Burt as to why Clifton R. Sun finally turned himself in.
The official report of a rural Alaska death with unknown causes wasn’t posted on the Alaska State Trooper dispatch until more than two weeks after the body was discovered.
Merna and Albert Sheldon left the community of Noorvik in a skiff on Monday, July 18th to go berry picking with a 4-year-old boy; they drowned as they were returning up the Kobuk River.
Troopers state the incident was started when a camp fire was left without being fully extinguished. Damages are estimated at $15,000.
70-year-old Michael Fay of Springfield, MO, is reported to have hurt his back while operating his all-terrain vehicle an estimated 55 miles northeast of Nome.
36-year-old Joseph Balderas has been reported missing since Monday, June 27th. On July 4, troopers suspended their search “pending any new leads.”
Joseph Balderas has been reported missing since June 27th.
Nome’s Search and Rescue Team remains hopeful during day 4 of the search for Joseph Balderas.