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Missing travellers found

On the Y-K Delta


Two missing snow machiners were found on Jan. 10 after going missing the day before. Harry Aguchak, 29 of Mountain Village, and Marlene Bell, 25 of Hooper Bay, left at 4 a.m. Jan. 9 for Scammon Bay on an older snowmobile, according to a Alaska State Trooper report. Around 1 p.m. a ground search party was formed because aircraft were unable to search due to low visibility, icing and fog. The ground searchers did not find the two that day. The following afternoon volunteers from Scammon Bay located them five miles from the village. They reported that they ran into bad weather and ran out of fuel. They were examined at a local clinic and reported no complaints.

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