Around 8am Sunday, according to Troopers, Basil Andrew of Chefornak was found in good condition. He was transported to Bethel after being rescued from a lake northeast of Kongiganak.
Troopers state Clinton Paul was cold, hungry, and thirsty upon being found on Sunday, but was otherwise in good health.
According to a Coast Guard press release, their search and rescue crews suspended the search for 59-year-old Tom John on Tuesday night. Petty Officer 1st Class Trevor Frommherz said, “Coast Guard search and rescue crews covered more than 9,400 square nautical miles.”
On Thursday, waylaid snowmachiners Thomas Olanna and Brandon Tocktoo of Brevig Mission were found in a cabin near the Sinuk River bridge, both suffering from frostbite.
Twenty-seven-year-old Travis Loughridge left Shungnak on Saturday around noon and was expected to arrive in Fairbanks by Monday evening. According to Alaska State troopers, it is believed that Loughridge broke through the ice at a water crossing and died from hypothermia.
During citizens’ comments, Vera Metcalf wanted the Council to be aware of the EWC and many of its members’ resolutions for opposing the inclusion of walrus, mammoth, and mastodon ivory in the U.S. ivory ban laws.
In addition to a broad complement of de-icing equipment, the Jayhawks have two winches on board: one for lifting people up to 600 pounds and another for taking sling loads up to 6,000 pounds. Pulling even more weight during the flight are computers and search equipment.
Tuesday was the ninth and final day of the organized search, but his friends and family say they’ll never stop searching for Joseph Balderas.
Troopers report that search efforts for Joseph Balderas will continue without the use of a chartered helicopter.
As of 5pm Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an online fundraising effort began, donors had already contributed $26,000 towards the search efforts for Nome’s Joseph Balderas.