A man climbing Denali made a false report of hypothermia in an attempt to get a helicopter rescue after his failed summit attempt, according to federal charges.
Juneau police and Doug Farnsworth’s family say his body has been found. It’s not yet clear how he died.
Seven subsistence hunters from Pilot Station in Southwest Alaska spent seven nights stranded at a fish camp after the lower Yukon River unexpectedly froze, blocking their way home.
The group was rescued Thursday night by the U.S. Coast Guard, according to Pilot Station Search and Rescue.
More than a day after a fishing boat capsized in frigid water, the crew’s puppy was found unharmed, washed up on a beach.
Emmonak Search and Rescue said that the group was on its way back from a hunting trip, but stopped off at a fish camp when the ice buildup became too thick for them to boat back down. They have been stuck at the camp for five days.
The U.S. Coast Guard reports intermittent VHF outages on the emergency Channel 16 but says the situation has improved in the past two years.
Farnsworth is a 32-year-old Juneau man whose family reported him missing on Sept. 29. Family believe he is dead and are offering a $5,000 reward for anyone who helps find his body.
Weather at the time included 40 mph winds gusting to 55 and 14-foot seas, with rain, snow and sleet squalls.
Troopers say it appears that 55-year-old David Dalton succumbed to the elements.