Verified Outdoor Recreation Specialist
- Jun 9, 2013
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I put the cases up because I felt they gave a good idea of how a typical search goes in AK. There are definitely issues with terrain, in all 3 cases. In the 3rd case, search had to be conducted by ATV's: these were brought by volunteers, and they were coordinated from an SAR base camp. Note, however, though on the Dalton Hwy, this case is not as remote as the SK case. It seems similar to SK's, though, in that the missing hunter disappeared within short range of the hunting camp. He also didn't have anything on him that would facilitate survival, e.g. a pack and contents. Very sad.Remote Alaska is a dangerous place.
Probable victims of bad weather:
"Shane McIntyre, Carl Flynn and Justin Crow left Bethel in a KingFisher Extreme Shallow boat on the afternoon of Aug. 30 to deliver supplies for a moose hunt at a cabin up the Kuskokwim River, said Perry Barr, vice president of Bethel Search and Rescue. The men were expected to return home that evening."
Land AND water search:
Daniel Laraux, who goes by the name “One One,” went missing a week ago on the evening of Sept. 1, the day moose hunting opened in the Kuskokwim River area. Laraux and his partner had set up camp at Hoffman’s cabin. Hoffman said that the camp is about 5 miles upriver from Kalskag on the Old River Slough. Hoffman said that Laruax could have gone missing on land or water.
Doesn't sound good
The moose hunters went missing after SK. IMO it is ominous that the weather became that terrible on August 30th.