A search is continuing Tuesday for a 13-year old girl missing on Prince of Wales Island.
Makayla McRoberts of Port Protection went for a hike on a trail near the boardwalk at the end of Port Protection Road on Sunday. She was to have returned by 5 p.m. Family and friends looked for her Sunday evening.
On Monday, volunteers and professionals from Port Protection, Ketchikan, Klawock, Sitka and Juneau joined in the search, looking for her from helicopters and on the ground with search dogs.
The girl is new to Alaska, and unfamiliar with the area. Troopers report that she was last wearing Levi’s, brown hooded sweatshirt, and tennis shoes.
A Coast Guard’s H-60 helicopter along with the Ketchikan and Klawock volunteer rescue squads, search dogs, and Port Protection citizens conducted searches of the area. They were expected to continue Tuesday along with Sitka Mountain Rescue, and SEADOGS. The Air National Guard is also expected to dispatch a Blackhawk helciopter from Juneau.
State troopers are coodinating the search. They say that aircraft are unable to fly out of Klawock becuase of poor weather. Roads in the area are also impassable becuase of heavy snow pack.
- August 31, 2015- President Barack Obama touched down in Alaska Monday for a three-day tour to the state, and beyond focusing on climate change in visits to Anchorage, Dillingham, and Kotzebue, the president began his trip by restoring the Koyukon Athabascan name to North America’s highest mountain.
- August 31, 2015- The president, secretary of state and leaders from around the world are in Anchorage to discuss climate change.
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