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.
Troopers report that search efforts for Joseph Balderas will continue without the use of a chartered helicopter.
An initial search on Monday led troopers to Balderas’s vehicle at mile 44 on the Nome-Council Highway, but found no sign of him.
A search and rescue is still underway near Nome for 36-year-old Joseph Balderas. If you have any information on his whereabouts, contact the Nome Fire Department at (907) 443-2310.
The Nome City Council meets tonight to discuss agreements with Nome Chamber of Commerce, Bechtol Planning & Development and state lobbying services.